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:   U. of Maine '64
Law School:   Temple U. Law '67



Franklin Stuart Van Antwerpen (b. 1941) is an Article III Federal 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]

Early life and education

Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Van Antwerpen graduated from Maine with his bachelor's of Science degree in 1964 and later received his Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law in 1967.[2]

Professional career

Van Antwerpen was a Contracts Counsel for the Hazeltine Corporation in New York City from 1967 to 1970 before serving as Chief Counsel for the Northampton County, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Society in Easton, PA until 1971. Van Antwerpen was a private practice attorney in the State of Pennsylvania from 1971 to 1979 and served as a Common Pleas Judge for the Northampton County, PennsylvaniaCourt of Common Pleas from 1979 to 1987.[2]

Judicial career

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 appointment to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.[2]

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 on a Senate vote and received commission on May 24, 2004.[4]

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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