David Brooks Smith

Personal

Birthday: 
1951
Birthplace: 
Altoona, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Altoona, Pennsylvania, 1976-1984
Assistant district attorney, Blair County, Pennsylvania, 1977-1979
Special assistant attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1981-1983
District attorney, Blair County, Pennsylvania, 1983-1984
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Blair County [Pennsylvania], 1984-1988; administrative judge, 1986-1988

Education

Name of School: 
Franklin and Marshall College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1973
Name of School - Second: 

Dickinson School of Law - Penn State

Founded in 1834 by Judge John Reed, The Dickinson School of Law is the oldest law school in Pennsylvania and the fifth oldest in the nation. Throughout its history, the law school has trained distinguished graduates who have gone on to become leaders of the bar, of the judiciary, of government, and of business. These alumni include the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, five governors, three U.S. senators, and more than 100 federal, state and county judges and countless prominent lawyers and civic leaders.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1976

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Court Name: 

Pennsylvania Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/17/1988
Termination Date: 
9/23/2002
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
8/2/2002
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