Bruce William Kauffman

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Bruce William Kauffman (born 1934) is a former United States federal judge.

Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Kauffman received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1956 and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1959. He was a law clerk to the Vincent S. Haneman, Superior Court of New Jersey from 1959 to 1960. He was in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1960 to 1980, and was a Justice on Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1980 to 1982, thereafter returning to private practice until 1997. He was also a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law from 1995 to 1997.

On July 31, 1997, Kauffman was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania vacated by James McGirr Kelly. Kauffman was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 8, 1997, and received his commission on November 12, 1997. He assumed senior status on February 11, 2008, and retired completely on July 20, 2009. Upon retirement he became associated with the Elliott Greenleaf law firm in Philadelphia.[1]



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