James Cullen Ganey

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James Cullen Ganey (April 22, 1899 – February 7, 1972) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, Ganey received an LL.B. from Lehigh University in 1920, and another from Harvard Law School in 1923. He was in private practice in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania from 1923 to 1937. He was the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1937 to 1940.

On June 11, 1940, Ganey was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania created by 54 Stat. 219. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 13, 1940, and received his commission on June 19, 1940. He served as chief judge from 1958 to 1961.

On August 3, 1961, President John F. Kennedy nominated Ganey for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit created by 75 Stat. 80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 15, 1961, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on August 15, 1966, serving in that capacity until his death, in 1972.

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