Kent Jordan

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Kent Jordan
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Station:   Philadelphia, PA
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   12/13/2006 - Present
Preceded by:   Jane Roth
Past post:   District of Delaware
Past term:   2002 - 2006
Past position:   Seat #3
Personal History
Born:   1957
Hometown:   West Point, NY
Undergraduate:   Brigham Young U. '81
Law School:   Georgetown Law '84



Kent A. Jordan (b.1957) is a federal appeals judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He joined the Court in 2006 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Jordan is a member of the National Advisory Council of the American Judicature Society.[1]

Early life and education

Born in West Point, New York, Jordan graduated from Brigham Young University with his bachelor's degree in 1981 and later received a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown Law Center in 1984.[2]

Professional career

Jordan was a law clerk for the Honorable James Latchum in the District of Delaware from 1984 to 1985 before entering private practice in the State of Delaware until 1987 and again from 1992 to 1997. Jordan was an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Delaware U.S. Attorney's Office until 1992. Jordan was Vice President and General Counsel for Corporation Service Company based in Wilmington, Delaware from 1998 to 2002. Jordan was an Adjunct Professor for Widener University School of Law from 1995 to 1996 and has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University Law School since 2003 and at University of Pennsylvania Law School since 2005.[2]

Judicial career

District of Delaware

Jordan was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Delaware by President George W. Bush on July 25, 2002, to a seat vacated by Roderick McKelvie. Jordan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 14, 2002 on a majority voice vote and received commission on November 15, 2002.[3] Jordan was succeeded in this position by Leonard Stark.

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Jordan was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit by President George W. Bush on June 28, 2006 to a seat vacated by Jane Roth. Jordan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 8, 2006 on an Senate vote and received commission on December 13, 2006.[4]

Awards and associations

Notable cases

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Roderick McKelvie
District of Delaware
2002–2006
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Leonard Stark
Preceded by:
Jane Roth
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
2006–present
Succeeded by:
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