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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||11/16/1983 - 1/1/2000|
|Senior:||1/1/2000 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Isaac Krentzman|
|Succeeded by:||John Antoon|
|Undergraduate:||Yale University, B.A., 1957|
|Law School:||University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1963|
George Kendall Sharp is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He joined the court in 1983 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Sharp is a judge serving on senior status.
Early life and education
A native of Chicago, Sharp graduated from Yale University with his bachelor's degree in 1957 and from the University of Virginia School of Law with his juris doctorate degree in 1963. Also, Sharp served in the US Naval Reserve as a captain from 1957 to 1988 and served on active duty from 1957 to 1960.
After law school, Sharp became a Private practice attorney in the State of Florida from 1963 to 1978 and also served as a Public defender for indigent clients in Florida's 19th Judicial Circuit from 1964 to 1968 and a School board attorney for Indian River County from 1968 to 1978. In 1978, Sharp was appointed Circuit Court JJudge for Florida's 19th Circuit Court and served in the post till his appointment to the Federal Bench in 1983. Also in 1979, Sharp was a part-time Faculty member for Indian River Community College.
Middle District of Florida
On the recommendation of Senator Paula Hawkins, Sharp was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on November 1, 1983 to a seat vacated by Isaac Krentzman. Sharp was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 15, 1983 on a Senate vote and received commission on November 16, 1983. Sharp later assumed senior status on January 1, 2000. Sharp was succeeded in this position by John Antoon.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Middle District of Florida
Chief Judge: Anne Conway • Elizabeth Kovachevich • Steven Merryday • James Whittemore • John Steele • Tim Corrigan • Virginia Covington • Marcia Howard • Mary Scriven • Sheri Chappell • Charlene Honeywell • Roy Bale Dalton, Jr. • Carlos E. Mendoza • Brian J. Davis • Paul G. Byron
Patricia Fawsett • George Young • Howell Melton • William Castagna • John Moore • William Hodges • George Sharp • Harvey Schlesinger • Susan Bucklew • Henry Adams • Richard Lazzara • John Antoon • James S. Moody • Gregory Presnell •
|Magistrate judges||Thomas G. Wilson • Thomas McCoun, III • David A. Baker • Elizabeth Jenkins • Mark Pizzo • Karla Spaulding • Doug Frazier • Greg Kelley • James Klindt • Monte Richardson • Thomas B. Smith • Anthony E. Porcelli • Joel Toomey • Philip Lammens • Carol Mirando • Patricia D. Barksdale •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|