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The James A.
Byrne Courthouse in Philadelphia
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (in case citations, E.D. Pa.) is one of the original 13 federal judiciary districts created by the Judiciary Act of 1789. It originally sat in Independence Hallmarker in Philadelphiamarker as the United States District Court for the District of Pennsylvania, and is now located at the James Byrne Courthouse at 601 Market Street in Philadelphia.

The Court's jurisdiction includes Philadelphiamarker, as well as Berksmarker, Bucksmarker, Chestermarker, Delawaremarker, Lancastermarker, Lehighmarker, Montgomerymarker and Northampton countiesmarker. The district is a part of the Third Circuit, and appeals are taken to that Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

The people in the district are represented by the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. There are Eastern District federal courtrooms in Philadelphiamarker, Allentownmarker, Readingmarker, and Eastonmarker.

Judges

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has 22 authorized judgeships, filled by judges appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. In addition, judges who have taken senior status continue to hear cases. There are currently 36 judges, including both active and senior judges. The Chief Judge of the District is Judge Harvey Bartle III.

  • As of June 8, 2009, a vacancy exists in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania due to Judge Anita B. Brody's decision to take senior status. No replacement nomination is pending at this time.


Judge Appointed by Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
End reason
Guy K. Bard Franklin D. Roosevelt resignation
Harvey Bartle III George H. W. Bush Incumbent
Michael M. Baylson George W. Bush Incumbent
Louis Charles Bechtle Richard Nixon retirement
Edward Roy Becker Richard Nixon reappointment
Ralph C. Body John F. Kennedy death
Raymond J. Broderick Richard Nixon death
Anita B. Brody George H. W. Bush Incumbent
Ronald L. Buckwalter George H. W. Bush Incumbent
William Butler Rutherford B. Hayes retirement
John Cadwalader James Buchanan death
Edward Norman Cahn Gerald Ford retirement
Thomas James Clary Harry S. Truman death
Stewart Dalzell George H. W. Bush Incumbent
John Morgan Davis Lyndon B. Johnson death
Legrome D. Davis George W. Bush Incumbent
Paul S. Diamond George W. Bush Incumbent
Oliver Booth Dickinson Woodrow Wilson death
John William Ditter Jr. Richard Nixon Incumbent
Jan E. DuBois Ronald Reagan Incumbent
Thomas C. Egan Dwight D. Eisenhower death
Herbert Allan Fogel Richard Nixon resignation
Frederick Voris Follmer Harry S. Truman assignment to another court
Abraham Lincoln Freedman John F. Kennedy reappointment
John P. Fullam Lyndon B. Johnson Incumbent
James Cullen Ganey Franklin D. Roosevelt reappointment
James Knoll Gardner George W. Bush Incumbent
Robert S. Gawthrop III Ronald Reagan death
James Tyrone Giles Jimmy Carter retirement
Mitchell S. Goldberg George W. Bush Incumbent
Thomas M. Golden George W. Bush Incumbent
James Henry Gorbey Richard Nixon death
Clifford Scott Green Richard Nixon death
Allan Kuhn Grim Harry S. Truman death
John Berne Hannum Richard Nixon death
Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham Jr. Lyndon B. Johnson reappointment
James Buchanan Holland Theodore Roosevelt death
Joseph Hopkinson John Quincy Adams death
Herbert J. Hutton Ronald Reagan death
Daniel Henry Huyett III Richard Nixon death
C. Darnell Jones II George W. Bush Incumbent
J. Curtis Joyner George H. W. Bush Incumbent
Harry Ellis Kalodner Franklin D. Roosevelt reappointment
John K. Kane James K. Polk death
Marvin Katz Ronald Reagan Incumbent
Bruce William Kauffman Bill Clinton retirement
James McGirr Kelly Ronald Reagan death
Robert F. Kelly Ronald Reagan Incumbent
William Huntington Kirkpatrick Calvin Coolidge death
Charles William Kraft, Jr. Dwight D. Eisenhower death
John Whitaker Lord, Jr. Dwight D. Eisenhower death
Joseph Simon Lord III John F. Kennedy death
Edmund V. Ludwig Ronald Reagan Incumbent
Alfred Leopold Luongo John F. Kennedy death
Albert Branson Maris Franklin D. Roosevelt reappointment
Thomas Ambrose Masterson Lyndon B. Johnson resignation
Joseph Leo McGlynn, Jr. Richard Nixon death
James P. McGranery Harry S. Truman resignation
Charles Louis McKeehan Warren G. Harding death
Mary A. McLaughlin Bill Clinton Incumbent
John Bayard McPherson William McKinley reappointment
Clarence Charles Newcomer Richard Nixon death
Thomas Newman O'Neill, Jr. Ronald Reagan Incumbent
John R. Padova George H. W. Bush Incumbent
Richard Peters, Jr. George Washington death
Louis H. Pollak Jimmy Carter Incumbent
Gene E. K. Pratter George W. Bush Incumbent
Archibald Randall John Tyler, Sr. death
Lowell A. Reed, Jr. Ronald Reagan Incumbent
Marjorie Rendell Bill Clinton reappointment
Eduardo C. Robreno George H. W. Bush Incumbent
Cynthia M. Rufe George W. Bush Incumbent
Juan Ramon Sanchez George W. Bush Incumbent
Timothy J. Savage George W. Bush Incumbent
Berle M. Schiller Bill Clinton Incumbent
Anthony Joseph Scirica Ronald Reagan reappointment
Norma Levy Shapiro Jimmy Carter Incumbent
Joel Harvey Slomsky George W. Bush Incumbent
Lawrence F. Stengel George W. Bush Incumbent
Richard Barclay Surrick Bill Clinton Incumbent
Joseph Whitaker Thompson William Howard Taft reappointment
Emanuel Mac Troutman Lyndon B. Johnson death
Petrese B. Tucker Bill Clinton Incumbent
Franklin Stuart Van Antwerpen Ronald Reagan reappointment
Francis Lund Van Dusen Dwight D. Eisenhower reappointment
Donald West VanArtsdalen Richard Nixon Incumbent
Jay Waldman Ronald Reagan death
Charles R. Weiner Lyndon B. Johnson death
George Austin Welsh Herbert Hoover death
Harold Kenneth Wood Dwight D. Eisenhower death
William Hendricks Yohn Jr. George H. W. Bush Incumbent


Notes

  1. Recess appointment; formally nominated on April 4, 1940, confirmed by the United States Senate on April 24, 1940, and received commission on April 29, 1940.
  2. Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 5, 1950, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 8, 1950, and received commission on March 9, 1950.
  3. Recess appointment; formally nominated on February 3, 1964, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 14, 1964, and received commission on March 17, 1964.
  4. Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 5, 1950, confirmed by the United States Senate on April 4, 1950, and received commission on April 7, 1950.
  5. Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 11, 1828, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 23, 1829, and received commission on February 23, 1829.
  6. Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 5, 1939, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 30, 1939, and received commission on May 4, 1939.
  7. Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 12, 1956, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 28, 1956, and received commission on March 29, 1956.


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