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Richard G. Andrews

Richard Andrews
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Assumed office
November 7, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Joseph Farnan
Personal details
Born 1955 (age 59–60)
Manchester, United Kingdom
Alma mater Haverford College
University of California, Berkeley

Richard Gibson Andrews (born 1955) is a judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. A former Delaware state prosecutor and Assistant United States Attorney.

Early life and education

Andrews earned a bachelor's degree from Haverford College in 1977 and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1981.[1]

From 1981 until 1982, Andrews served as a law clerk for Judge Collins J. Seitz on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.[1]

Professional career

From 1983 until 2006, Andrews worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Delaware.[1]

In 2007, Andrews was chosen as state prosecutor for the state of Delaware.[1]

Federal judicial service

On May 11, 2011, President Barack Obama nominated Andrews to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, to fill the vacancy created when Judge Joseph James Farnan, Jr. retired on July 31, 2010.[2] On September 8, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee reported his nomination to the Senate floor by voice vote. On November 3, 2011 the Senate confirmed Andrews by unanimous consent. He received his commission on November 7, 2011.


  1. ^ a b c d The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (May 11, 2011). "President Obama Nominates Three for District Court Bench".  
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Preceded by
Joseph Farnan
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
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