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James Munley

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James Munley
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #3T
Station:   Scranton, PA
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/22/1998 - 01/29/2009
Senior:   01/30/2009 - Present
Preceded by:   William Caldwell
Succeeded by:   Robert David Mariani
Past post:   Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, Judge
Past term:   1978 - 1998
Personal History
Born:   1936
Hometown:   Scranton, PA
Undergraduate:   University of Scranton, B.S., 1958
Law School:   Temple U. Law, LL.B., 1963
Military service:   U.S. Army 1958 - 1960

James Munley is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. He is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

A native of Pennsylvania, Munley graduated from the University of Scranton with his bachelor's degree in 1958 and later graduated from Temple University School of Law with his law degree in 1963. Also, Munley served as a U.S. Army Private from 1958 to 1960.[1]

Professional career

Minley began his career as a Law clerk for State Supreme Court Justice Michael Eagen of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1963 to 1964 before serving his legal career as a Private practice attorney licensed in the State of Pennsylvania from 1964 to 1977. In addition to his private practice work he has served as a arbitrator for three unions/employers. First, for U.S. Steel and Steel Workers of America from 1970 to 1977, the U.S. Postal Service Expedited Arbitration Panel from 1972 to 1977 and with the Middle Atlantic Expedited Arbitration Panel from 1972-1977. Munley has also served as a Hearing examiner for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue from 1973 to 1977 before becoming a Common Pleas Judge for the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas in the Forty-fifth Judicial District from 1978 to 1998.

Judicial career

Middle District of Pennsylvania

Munley was nominated by President Bill Clinton on June 4, 1998 to a seat vacated by William Caldwell as Caldwell assumed senior status. Munley was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 21, 1998 on a senate vote and received commission on October 22, 1998. Munley was succeeded in this position by Robert David Mariani.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Caldwell
Middle District of Pennsylvania
Seat #3T
Succeeded by:
Robert David Mariani

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