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Name Smith, Edward George
City Allentown
State PA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
For biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, see www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=3519

Smith, Edward George
Born 1961 in Fort Knox, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. ... read more
For biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, see www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=3519

Smith, Edward George
Born 1961 in Fort Knox, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Berle M. Schiller. Confirmed by the Senate on March 26, 2014, and received commission on March 31, 2014.

Education:
Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., 1983
Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1986
Naval Justice School, 1987
Judge Advocate General`s Legal Center and School, 2004

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, JAG Corps, 1984-1990
U.S. Naval Reserve, JAG Corps, 1990-
Private practice, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1990-2001
Solicitor, Upper Nazareth Township, Pennsylvania, 1990-2001
Special deputy attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1991-1999
Assistant solicitor, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 1996-1998
Solicitor, Northampton County [Pennsylvania] Industrial Development Authority, 1997-2001
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County [Pennsylvania], 2002-2014

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, August 1, 2013; no Senate vote



This additional biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Smith, Edward George
Born 1961 in Fort Knox, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Berle M. Schiller. Confirmed by the Senate on March 26, 2014, and received commission on March 31, 2014.

Education:
Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., 1983
Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1986
Naval Justice School, 1987
Judge Advocate General`s Legal Center and School, 2004

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, JAG Corps, 1984-1990
U.S. Naval Reserve, JAG Corps, 1990-
Private practice, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1990-2001
Solicitor, Upper Nazareth Township, Pennsylvania, 1990-2001
Special deputy attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1991-1999
Assistant solicitor, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 1996-1998
Solicitor, Northampton County [Pennsylvania] Industrial Development Authority, 1997-2001
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County [Pennsylvania], 2002-2014

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, August 1, 2013; no Senate vote

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