James McGirr Kelly

Personal

Birthday: 
3/24/1928
Birthplace: 
Philadelphia, PA
Date of Death: 
3/5/2005
Place of Death: 
Overbrook, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy, 1951-1953
Law clerk, Hon. Edward J. Griffiths, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County [Pennsylvania], 1957-1958
Assistant district attorney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1958-1960
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1960-1962
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1962-1983
Master, Jury Selection Board, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County [Pennsylvania], 1963-1964
Special assistant attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1964-1965
Adjunct professor of business law, Drexel University, 1965-1989
Member, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, 1967-1977
Vice president of regulatory practices, American Water Works Company, 1977-1983

Education

Name of School: 
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1951
Name of School - Second: 

Temple University Beasley School of Law

At Temple, we believe that some things just have to be learned by doing. You can't learn to ride a bicycle by reading a manual, you can't learn how to be a lawyer by watching even the best of lawyers, and you can't improve if mistakes are only imagined. At Temple, students don't just read, watch, or imagine. They do that and more-they do the work of attorneys. It sounds simple but it works. Temple University's Beasley School of Law offers a different kind of law school experience: a Real World, Real Law experience that incorporates academic and practical applications of legal study into rigorous classroom experiences.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1957

Judicial Career

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

Pennsylvania Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
8/6/1983
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/31/1996
Termination Date: 
3/5/2005
Termination Reason: 
Death
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