Harvey Bartle III

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Harvey Bartle III
Senior Judge of the Judge of the United States District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania
Assumed office
October 1, 2011
Judge of the Judge of the United States District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania
In office
September 16, 1991 – October 1, 2011
Nominated by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Joseph Leo McGlynn, Jr.
Succeeded by Gerald Austin McHugh, Jr.
39th Attorney General of Pennsylvania
In office
May 20, 1980[1] – January 18, 1981
Governor Richard Thornburgh
Preceded by Edward G. Biester, Jr.
Succeeded by LeRoy S. Zimmerman
Personal details
Born 1941 (age 72–73)
Bryn Mayr, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Princeton University B.A
University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B.
Profession Lawyer, Federal Judge (Senior Status)

Harvey Bartle III is a senior judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Born in 1941 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Chief Judge Bartle graduated from the Princeton University in 1962 and received his LL.B. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1965. Judge Bartle served in the United States Army Reserve from 1966 to 1972, rising to the rank of Captain. He was a Law Clerk in the Eastern District from 1965 to 1967. He was in private practice in Philadelphia from 1967 to 1979, when he became Pennsylvania's Insurance Commissioner. In 1980 Judge Bartle became Attorney General of Pennsylvania, a position he held until 1981, when he returned to private practice. In 1991 President George H.W. Bush appointed Judge Bartle to the Eastern District. He became Chief Judge in 2006 when former Chief Judge Giles' term expired. He assumed senior status on October 1, 2012.