Petrese Tucker

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Petrese Tucker
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #14
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   06/01/2000 - Present
Chief:   5/1/2013-Present
Preceded by:   Thomas O'Neill
Past post:   Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Judge
Past chief:   Curtis Joyner
Past term:   1987 - 2000
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate:   Temple U., B.A., 1973
Law School:   Temple U. Law, J.D., 1976
Petrese Tucker is the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She joined the court in 2000 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.

She is one of twenty-two Article III judges on the court, and one of four judges on the court who were nominated to it by Bill Clinton. On May 1, 2013, Judge Tucker assumed the position of Chief Judge of the court when Judge Curtis Joyner took on senior status.[1]

Early life and education

A native Pennsylvanian, Tucker graduated from Temple University with her bachelor's degree in 1973 and with her Juris Doctorate degree in 1976.[1]

Professional career

Tucker began her career as a Law Clerk for Pennsylvania Common Pleas Judge Lawrence Prattis from 1976 to 1978 before spending one year as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Pennsylvania from 1977 to 1978 From 1978 to 1986, Tucker served as a Assistant district attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, and also served as a Adjunct professor for the Great Lakes Colleges Association from 1984 to 1985 Tucker for one year was the Senior trial attorney for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Legal Department from 1986 to 1987 before becoming a Common Pleas Judge for the Court of Common Pleas of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 2000.

Judicial career

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Tucker was nominated by President Bill Clinton on July 27, 1999 to a seat vacated by Thomas O'Neill as O'Neill assumed senior status. Tucker was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 24, 2000 on a Senate vote and received commission on June 1, 2000. She became Chief Judge of the court in May 2013.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Thomas O'Neill
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2000–Current
Seat #14
Succeeded by:
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