Jane Richards Roth
Jane Richards Roth
|Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit|
|Assumed office |
May 31, 2006
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit|
July 2, 1991 – May 31, 2006
|Appointed by||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Collins J. Seitz|
|Succeeded by||Kent A. Jordan|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware|
November 1, 1985 – July 22, 1991
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Walter King Stapleton|
|Succeeded by||Sue Lewis Robinson|
|Born||June 16, 1935|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||William V. Roth Jr.|
|Education||Smith College (B.A.)|
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)
Jane Richards Roth (born June 16, 1935) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.
Education and career
Roth was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in 1956. She received a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1965. She served as a typist and administrative assistant in the Foreign Service of the United States Department of State from 1956 to 1962. She was stationed in Tehran, Iran from 1957 to 1959. She was stationed in Salisbury, Rhodesia in 1960. She was stationed in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo from 1960 to 1962.
Federal judicial service
Roth was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on October 16, 1985, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware vacated by Judge Walter King Stapleton. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 1, 1985, and received commission on November 4, 1985. Her service was terminated on July 22, 1991, due to elevation to the Third Circuit.
Roth was nominated by President George H. W. Bush on May 16, 1991, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated by Judge Collins J. Seitz. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 27, 1991, and received commission on July 2, 1991. She assumed senior status on May 31, 2006.
View of Nomination
When asked about the nomination and whether she felt that her husband's support at the time was beneficial, Roth stated; "I believe if I were not qualified his recommendation would make no difference..." and that the fact that she was a woman and the Reagan administration was looking for more women judges was more advantageous.
- Gaza, Anne Shea (September 2017). "Hon. Jane Richards Roth, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit" (PDF). The Federal Lawyer: 30–34.
- "Roth, Jane Richards - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- Kurtz, Howard (1985-05-24). "Sen. Roth's Wife Picked To Be a Federal Judge". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
- Wald, Matthew L. (December 15, 2003). "William V. Roth Jr., Veteran of U.S. Senate, Dies at 82". The New York Times. The New York Times. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
- "Four Delaware Women to Be Honored at March 21 Event". Delaware Commission for Women. March 5, 2013.
Walter King Stapleton
| Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Sue Lewis Robinson
Collins J. Seitz
| Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Kent A. Jordan