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Franklin Van Antwerpen

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Franklin Van Antwerpen
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Station:   Philadelphia, PA
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   5/24/2004-10/23/2006
Senior:   10/23/2006-Present
Preceded by:   Edward Becker
Succeeded by:   Thomas Vanaskie
Past post:   Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Past term:   1987-2004
Personal History
Born:   1941
Hometown:   Passaic, NJ
Undergraduate:   University of Maine, 1964
Law School:   Temple University Law, 1967

Franklin Stuart Van Antwerpen is an Article III judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He joined the court in 2004 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Van Antwerpen is serving on senior status.[1]

Education

Van Antwerpen graduated from Maine with his B.S. degree in 1964 and later received his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1967.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

On the recommendation of Pennsylvania U.S. Senators Rick Santorum and Arlen Specter, Van Antwerpen was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit by President George W. Bush on November 21, 2003, to a seat vacated by Edward Becker as Becker assumed senior status. Van Antwerpen was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 20, 2004, and received commission on May 24, 2004.[2]

Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania

On the unanimous recommendation of U.S. Senators H. John Heinz III and Arlen Specter, Van Antwerpen was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by President Ronald Reagan on September 11, 1987, to a seat vacated by Alfred Luongo. Van Antwerpen was confirmed by unanimous consent of the U.S. Senate on December 8, 1987, and received commission on December 9, 1987.[3] Van Antwerpen left the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on June 1, 2004, due to his nomination to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Alfred Luongo
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1987–2004
Succeeded by:
Thomas Golden
Preceded by:
Edward Becker
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
2004–present
Succeeded by:
Thomas Vanaskie