Robert Gawthrop

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Robert Gawthrop
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #17
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   12/9/1987 - 8/1/1999
Preceded by:   William Ditter
Succeeded by:   Berle Schiller
Personal History
Born:   1942
Undergraduate:   Amherst College (1964)
Law School:   Dickinson School of Law (1970)

Robert S. Gawthrop III (1942-1999) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Gawthrop was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 30, 1987, to a seat vacated by William Ditter;[1] he was confirmed by the Senate on December 8, 1987, and received commission the next day. He served until his death on August 1, 1999.

Early life and education

  • Amherst College, B.A., 1964
  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1970

Professional career

  • U.S. Army Lieutenant, Field Artillery, 1965-1967
  • Law clerk, Hon. Lee F. Swope, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1969-1970
  • Private practice, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1970-1978
  • Assistant district attorney, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1971-1978
  • Assistant district attorney, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, 1976-1977
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1978-1988
  • Adjunct professor, Dickinson School of Law, 1981-1982

Judicial career

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Gawthrop was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 30, 1987, to a seat vacated by William Ditter; he was confirmed by the Senate on December 8, 1987, and received commission the next day. He served until his death on August 1, 1999.[1] Gawthrop was succeeded in this position by Berle Schiller.

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References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Ditter
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1987–1999
Seat #17
Succeeded by:
Berle Schiller