Edward George Smith

Personal

Birthday: 
1961
Birthplace: 
Fort Knox, KY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
Franklin and Marshall College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1983
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: 
1986
Name of School - Third: 
Naval Justice School
Degree Year - Third: 
1987
Name of School - Fourth: 
Judge Advocate General`s Legal Center and School
Degree Year - Fourth: 
2004

Judicial Career

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

Pennsylvania Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/31/2014
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