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Richard G. Andrews

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Richard G. Andrews
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   96-0
Active:   11/3/2011-Present
Preceded by:   Joseph Farnan
Personal History
Born:   1955
Hometown:   Manchester, England
Undergraduate:   Haverford College, B.A., 1977
Law School:   University of California Berkley Law, J.D., 1981
Richard G. Andrews is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He joined the court in 2011 after a nomination from Barack Obama. Prior to nomination, he was a State Prosecutor for Delaware.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Manchester, England, Andrews received a bachelor's from Haverford College in 1977 and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law in 1981.[2]

Professional career

  • 2007-2011: State prosecutor, Delaware Department of Justice
  • 1983-2007: Office of the United States Attorney, District of Delaware

Judicial career

District of Delware

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Richard G. Andrews
 Court:District of Delaware
 Progress:Confirmed 176 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:May 11, 2011
ApprovedAABA Rating:Substantial Majority Well Qualified, Minority Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:July 13, 2011
ApprovedAReported:September 8, 2011 
ApprovedAConfirmed:November 3, 2011
 Vote: 96-0

On May 11, 2011, Obama nominated Andrews to the United States District Court for the District of Delaware to a seat vacated by Joseph Farnan.[4] Obama told the press, "These individuals have demonstrated the talent, expertise, and fair-mindedness Americans expect and deserve from their judicial system. I am grateful for their willingness to serve and confident that they will apply the law with the utmost impartiality and integrity."[2]

Andrews is rated "Well Qualified" by the substantial majority of the American Bar Association and "Qualified" by the minority.[5] He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 13, 2011 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and his Committee 'Questions for the Record' Available Here.

On September 8, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Andrews' nomination with a voice vote.[6]

Andrews was confirmed by a Senate vote of 96-0 on November 3, 2011.[7]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Joseph Farnan
District of Delaware
Seat #4
Succeeded by:

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