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Michael Baylson

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Michael Baylson
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #16
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Approval vote:   98-0-2
Active:   06/19/2002 - 7/13/2012
Senior:   7/13/2012 - Present
Preceded by:   Robert Kelly
Personal History
Born:   1939
Hometown:   Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate:   University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1961
Law School:   University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1964
Michael Baylson is a federal judge serving on senior status 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 assumed senior status on July 13, 2012.

Early life and education

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Baylson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with his bachelor's degree in 1961 and with his Law degree in 1964.[1]

Professional career

Baylson began his legal career as a law clerk for Common Pleas Judge Joseph Sloane in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County in 1965 before serving as Assistant District Attorney for the Philadelphia County District Attorney's Office from 1966 to 1970. Baylson, entered private practice in the State of Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1988.[1]

In 1988, on the recommendation of U.S. Senators John Heinz III and Arlen Specter, Baylson was nominated by President George W. Bush as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where he served until 1983.[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

On the recommendation of U.S. Senators Rick Santorum and Arlen Specter, Baylson was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by President George H.W. Bush on January 23, 2002, to a seat vacated by Robert Kelly. Baylson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 30, 2002 on a unopposed 98-0-2 Senate vote and received commission on June 19, 2002.[2][3] He assumed senior status on July 13, 2012.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Robert Kelly
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2002–2012
Succeeded by:
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