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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, 1962
Law School:   Harvard Law, 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.[1]

Education

Gardner graduated from Yale University with his bachelor's degree in 1962 and later graduated from Harvard Law School with his J.D. degree in 1965.[1]

Military service

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

  • 1981-2002: Judge, Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas
  • 1969-1981: Attorney in private practice
  • 1977-1981: Full-time first assistant district attorney, Lehigh County District Attorney's Office
  • 1972-1977: Part-time assistant district attorney, Lehigh County District Attorney's Office
  • 1971-1977: Solicitor to Lehigh County Treasurer
  • 1965-1966: Attorney in private practice[1]

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 Judge Jan Dubois as DuBois assumed senior status. Savage was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 2, 2002, 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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