Joseph Whitaker Thompson

Personal

Birthday: 
8/19/1861
Birthplace: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Date of Death: 
1/7/1946
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1900-1904
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1904-1912

Education

Name of School: 

University of Pennsylvania Law School

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Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1887

Judicial Career

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

Pennsylvania Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
William H. Taft
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/16/1912
Termination Date: 
2/3/1931
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: 
1/29/1931
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
5/1/1938
Termination Date - Second: 
1/7/1946
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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