James T. Giles

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James T. Giles
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
February 11, 2008 – October 3, 2008
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
1999–2005
Preceded by Edward N. Cahn
Succeeded by Harvey Bartle III
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
November 27, 1979 – February 11, 2008
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Herbert Allan Fogel
Succeeded by Joel Harvey Slomsky
Personal details
Born James Tyrone Giles
1943 (age 74–75)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Education Amherst College (B.A.)
Yale Law School (LL.B.)

James Tyrone Giles (born 1943) is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Giles received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College in 1964 and a Bachelor of Laws from Yale Law School in 1967. He was a clerk for the United States 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.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

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 Judge Herbert Allan 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.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Herbert Allan Fogel
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1979–2008
Succeeded by
Joel Harvey Slomsky
Preceded by
Edward N. Cahn
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1999–2005
Succeeded by
Harvey Bartle III