Marjorie Rendell

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Marjorie Rendell
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Title:   Judge
Station:   Philadelphia, PA
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   9/29/1997 - Present
Preceded by:   William Hutchinson
Past post:   Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Past term:   1994-1997
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Wilmington, DE
Undergraduate:   U. of Pennsylvania '69
Law School:   Villanova U. '73



Marjorie O. Rendell (b. 1947) is a federal judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. She joined the court in 1997 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.

Early life and education

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Judge Rendell graduated from Pennsylvania with her bachelor's degree in 1969 and later received her J.D. degree from Villanova Law in Philadelphia in 1973.[1].

Career

Rendell was a private practice attorney at the law firm of Duane, Morris & Heckscher from 1973 to 1993. Rendell became the firm’s second ever woman partner. Over the course of her 20-year career as a practicing attorney, Rendell specialized in bankruptcy law and commercial litigation cases, served as a mediator for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and was a frequent speaker at law-related seminars and panels across the nation for professional organizations.[1]

Federal judicial career

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

On the recommendation of Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford, Mrs. Rendell was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by President Bill Clinton on November 19, 1993 to a seat vacated by Louis Bechtle. Rendell was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 10, 1994 on a majority vote and received commission on February 11, 1994.[2]

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Rendell was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit by President Bill Clinton on January 7, 1997 to a seat vacated by William Hutchinson.[3]. Rendell was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 26, 1997 on a majority voice vote and received commission on September 29, 1997.[4]

Awards and associations

Notable cases

First Lady of Pennsylvania

Marjorie Rendell is married to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. Mrs. Rendell has served as the First Lady of the State of Pennsylvania since Governor Rendell was sworn into office in 2003.[5].

External links

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Louis Bechtle
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1994–1997
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
William Hutchinson
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
1997–present
Succeeded by:
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