John Garrett Penn

Personal

Birthday: 
3/19/1932
Birthplace: 
Pittsfield, MA
Date of Death: 
9/9/2007
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1958-1961
General Litigation Section, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1961-1970; trial attorney, 1961-1965; reviewer, 1965-1968; assistant chief, 1968-1970
Judge, District of Columbia Court of General Sessions, 1970-1971
Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1971-1979

Education

Name of School: 
University of Massachusetts
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1954
Name of School - Second: 

Boston University School of Law

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is a nationally recognized law school located in the heart of Boston University's campus on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts.

Consistently ranked in the top 30 law schools, "U.S. News and World Report" currently ranks it 26th in the country. Three specialties are in the top 10, including Health Law (#5), Tax Law (#7), and Intellectual Property Law (#9). Princeton Review ranks it 2nd place nationally in "Best Professors" and 7th place for "Best Classroom Experience." For the class of 2017, the median student LSAT score was 163 and median GPA was 3.66.

Boston University School of Law offers a broad selection of legal classes and seminars (approximately 200) with a student to faculty ratio of 12:1.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1957
Name of School - Third: 
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Court Name: 

District of Columbia District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/23/1979
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/31/1998
Termination Date: 
9/9/2007
Termination Reason: 
Death
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