James Gardner

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James Gardner
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   10/03/2002 - Present
Preceded by:   Jan Dubois
Past post:   Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, Judge
Past term:   1981 - 2002
Personal History
Born:   1940
Hometown:   Allentown, PA
Undergraduate:   Yale, B.A., 1962
Law School:   Harvard Law, J.D., 1965
Military service:   U.S. Navy JAG 1966 - 1969, Reserves 1969 - 1993



James Gardner is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

He is one of twenty-two Article III judges on the court, and one of thirteen judges on the court who were nominated to it by George W. Bush.

Early life and education

A native Pennsylvanian, Gardner graduated from Yale University with his bachelor's degree in 1962 and later graduated from Harvard Law School with his Juris Doctorate degree in 1965. Gardner also served in the U.S. Navy JAG {Judge Advocate General) Corps from 1966 to 1969 and also served in the U.S. Naval Reserve JAG Corps from 1969 to 1993.[1]

Professional career

Gardner served as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Pennsylvania from 1965 to 1966 and 1969 to 1981 with taking a three year hiatus due to active duty military service. Gardner also served as a solicitor to the Lehigh County Treasurer from 1971 to 1977 and also served as a part-time Assistant district attorney for the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office from 1972 to 1977. In 1977, Gardner became a full-term First assistant district attorney for the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office until 1981 when Gardner became a Common Pleas Judge for the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County until his appointment to the Federal Bench in 2002.

Judicial career

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

On the recommendation of U.S. Senators Rick Santorum and Arlen Specter Gardner was nominated by President George W. Bush on April 22, 2002, to a seat vacated by Jan Dubois as DuBois assumed senior status. Savage was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 2, 2002 on a majority voice vote and received commission on October 3, 2002[2].

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Jan Dubois
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2002–Current
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
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