Richard Barclay Surrick

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Richard Barclay Surrick
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
February 1, 2011
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
June 5, 2000 – February 1, 2011
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Lowell A. Reed, Jr.
Succeeded by Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro
Personal details
Born Richard Barclay Surrick
1937 (age 80–81)
Media, Pennsylvania
Education Dickinson College (B.A.)
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law (J.D.)
University of Virginia School of Law (LL.M.)

Richard Barclay Surrick (born 1937) 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 Media, Pennsylvania Surrick received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College in 1960, and a Juris Doctor from Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law in 1965. He was in private practice in Pennsylvania from 1965 to 1977. He was a chief of the appellate division in the Office of the Public Defender of Delaware County, from 1965 to 1974. He was a judge on the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County from 1978 to 2000. He received a Master of Laws from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1982.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On April 11, 2000, Surrick was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania vacated by Lowell A. Reed, Jr. Surrick was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 24, 2000, and received his commission on June 5, 2000. He assumed senior status on February 1, 2011.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Lowell A. Reed, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2000–2011
Succeeded by
Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro