Harvey Bartle III

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Harvey Bartle III
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
October 1, 2011
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
2006–2011
Preceded by James T. Giles
Succeeded by J. Curtis Joyner
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
September 16, 1991 – October 1, 2011
Appointed 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 – January 18, 1981
Governor Richard Thornburgh
Preceded by Edward G. Biester Jr.
Succeeded by LeRoy Zimmerman
Personal details
Born Harvey Bartle III
(1941-06-06) June 6, 1941 (age 76)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Education Princeton University (B.A.)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.B.)

Harvey Bartle III (born June 6, 1941) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Bartle received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962 from Princeton University. He received a Bachelor of Laws in 1965 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1966 to 1972, attaining the rank of Captain. He served as a law clerk for Judge John Morgan Davis of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, from 1965 to 1967. He was in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1967 to 1979 and again from 1981 to 1991. He served as the Insurance Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1980. He served as the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1980 to 1981.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Bartle was nominated by President George H. W. Bush on May 15, 1991, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania vacated by Judge Joseph Leo McGlynn, Jr. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 12, 1991, and received commission on September 16, 1991. He served as Chief Judge from 2006 to 2011, succeeding Judge James T. Giles. He assumed senior status on October 1, 2011. He was a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 2008 to 2011.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward G. Biester Jr.
Attorney General of Pennsylvania
1980–1981
Succeeded by
LeRoy Zimmerman
Preceded by
Joseph Leo McGlynn, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1991–2011
Succeeded by
Gerald Austin McHugh Jr.
Preceded by
James T. Giles
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2006–2011
Succeeded by
J. Curtis Joyner