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Name Van Dusen, Francis Lund
City Philadelphia
State PA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Van Dusen, Francis Lund
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Van Dusen, Francis Lund
Born May 16, 1912, in Philadelphia, PA
Died May 26, 1993, in Bryn Mawr, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 20, 1955, to a seat vacated by Guy K. Bard. Confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 1955, and received commission on August 1, 1955. Service terminated on June 26, 1967, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on January 16, 1967, to a seat vacated by James Cullen Ganey. Confirmed by the Senate on June 12, 1967, and received commission on June 12, 1967. Assumed senior status on May 16, 1977. Service terminated on May 26, 1993, due to death.

Education:
Princeton University, A.B., 1934
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1937

Professional Career:
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1937-1941, 1945-1955
Attorney, Office of Administrator of Export Control, 1941
Senior attorney, Office of Production Management, 1941-1942
Senior attorney, War Production Board, 1942
U.S. Navy lieutenant commander, 1942-1945

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, March 29, 1954; no Senate vote
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Oral History

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Case(s) JC-PA-0005 : Inmates of the Allegheny County Jail v. Wecht
PN-PA-0001 : Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Porter


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