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Seamus P. McCaffery

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Seamus McCaffery
Current Court Information:
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $
Active:   2003 - present
Past position:   Pennsylvania Superior Court
Past term:   2003 - 2007
Past position:   Judge
Personal History
Born:   1950
Party:   Democrat

Seamus McCaffery is an associate justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He was first elected to the court as a Democrat in a partisan election in 2007; his current term expires in 2017.


McCaffery is an immigrant who was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1950. When he was 5, Seamus immigrated to America with his parents and siblings, and the family settled in Philadelphia. [1]


McCaffery received his B.A. from LaSalle University in 1977 and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1989. [2]

Military service

McCaffery joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1968. He stayed on active duty until 1985, when he entered reserve duty. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 2008 as a Colonel. [3]


After leaving active duty, McCaffrey joined the Philadelphia Police department, where he spent 20 years serving the citizenry of Philadelphia. He was elected judge of the Philadelphia Municipal Court in 1993. He became Administrative Judge of that court in 2001. Two years later, he was elected to the Pennsylvania Superior Court. He served in this capacity until his election to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2007. [3]

Eagles Court

When he was a trial judge, McCaffrey created the Nuisance Night Court to deal with unruly fans during the Philadelphia Eagles football home games.[1]

Awards and Associations

  • Man of the Year Award, American Legion
  • Man of the Year, Catholic War Veterans
  • Fellowship Award, Philadelphia Shomrim
  • John Peter Zenger Distinguished Jurist Award
  • Legion of Honor Bronze Medallion, Chapel of Four Chaplains
  • Inductee, Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Hall of Fame
  • Distinguished Pennsylvanian, Air Force Association
  • Man of the Year, Retired Philadelphia Police & Firefighters
  • Squadron Commander of the Year, Air Force Security Police
  • Humanitarian Award, The Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Man of the Year, The Emerald Education Association [3]

See also

External links


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