James Tyrone Giles

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James Tyrone Giles
Judge of the United States District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania
In office
November 27, 1979 – October 3, 2008
Nominated by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Herbert A. Fogel
Succeeded by Joel Harvey Slomsky
Personal details
Born Charlottesville, Virginia
Alma mater Amherst College,
Yale Law School
Profession Lawyer

James Tyrone Giles (born 1943) is a former United States federal judge.

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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