James T. Giles
|James Tyrone Giles|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania|
November 27, 1979 – October 3, 2008
|Nominated by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Herbert A. Fogel|
|Succeeded by||Joel Harvey Slomsky|
|Born||1943 (age 71–72)
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Giles received a B.A. from Amherst College in 1964 and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1967. He was a clerk for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 1967, and a field attorney of the National Labor Relations Board in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1967 to 1968. He was in private practice in Philadelphia from 1968 to 1979.
On October 11, 1979, Giles was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania vacated by Herbert A. Fogel. Giles was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 26, 1979, and received his commission on November 27, 1979. He served as chief judge from 1999 to 2005. He assumed senior status on February 11, 2008, and retired from the court completely on October 3, 2008. He thereafter returned to private practice.
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