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Franklin Stuart Van Antwerpen

Franklin Van Antwerpen
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
In office
May 24, 2004 – October 23, 2006
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Edward Becker
Succeeded by Thomas Vanaskie
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
December 9, 1987 – May 24, 2004
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Alfred Luongo
Succeeded by Thomas Golden
Personal details
Born (1941-10-23) October 23, 1941 (age 72)
Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.
Alma mater University of Maine, Orono
Temple University

Franklin Stuart Van Antwerpen (born October 23, 1941) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He assumed senior status on October 23, 2006, on his 65th birthday.

Early life and education

Born in Passaic, New Jersey,[1] Van Antwerpen studied at the University of Maine, receiving a Bachelor of Science. He earned a J.D. at the Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Professional career

Before joining the federal bench, Van Antwerpen served as a state trial judge on the Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. Prior to that he had been in private practice in Easton, Pennsylvania, as well as serving as counsel for the Hazeltine Corporation and the Northampton County Legal Aid Society.

Federal judicial service

Van Antwerpen was appointed to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan.[2]

On September 11, 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated Van Antwerpen to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.[3] However, Van Antwerpen's nomination languished in the Senate Judiciary Committee, and it expired with the end of Bush's presidency. President Bill Clinton chose not to renominate Van Antwerpen to the Third Circuit.

Van Antwerpen again was nominated to the Third Circuit by President Thomas M. Golden.

Van Antwerpen assumed senior status in 2006. His seat on the Third Circuit was filled by Thomas I. Vanaskie in 2010.

See also


External links

  • Federal Judicial Center..
  • U.S. Justice Department Profile
Legal offices
Preceded by
Alfred Luongo
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
Thomas Golden
Preceded by
Edward Becker
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Succeeded by
Thomas Vanaskie
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