Thomas I. Vanaskie
|Thomas Ignatius Vanaskie|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit|
Assumed office |
April 26, 2010
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Franklin Van Antwerpen|
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania|
|Preceded by||Sylvia H. Rambo|
|Succeeded by||Yvette Kane|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania|
February 10, 1994 – April 28, 2010
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089|
|Succeeded by||Matthew W. Brann|
Thomas Ignatius Vanaskie|
November 11, 1953
Lycoming College (B.A.)|
Dickinson School of Law (J.D.)
Thomas Ignatius Vanaskie (born November 11, 1953) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. From February 10, 1994 to April 26, 2010, he served as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He was confirmed to the Circuit Court of Appeals on April 21, 2010, and was commissioned April 26.
Early life and education, and professional career
Born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, Vanaskie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lycoming College in 1975 and earned a Juris Doctor from Dickinson School of Law in 1978. He was a law clerk for United States District Judge William Joseph Nealon Jr. on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania from 1978 to 1980. Vanaskie worked in private legal practice in Scranton, Pennsylvania, from 1980 to 1994.
District Court service
On November 17, 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated Vanaskie to a seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania that was created by 104 Stat. 5089. Vanaskie was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 10, 1994, and received his commission on February 11, 1994. Vanaskie served as chief judge from 1999 to 2006. His service terminated on April 28, 2010, due to elevation to the Third Circuit.
Court of appeals service
On August 6, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Vanaskie to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that was created when Judge Franklin Stuart Van Antwerpen took senior status in 2006. On November 5, 2009, Vanaskie's nomination was considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee. He was reported to the full Senate by the committee on December 3, 2009. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on Vanaskie's nomination on April 15, 2010. Vanaskie was confirmed, with a vote of 77-20, by the full Senate on April 21, 2010.
- Mylife.com profile
- "Vanaskie, Thomas Ignatius - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- President Obama Nominates Jane Stranch for United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Judge Thomas Vanaskie for United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Archived 2009-08-12 at the Wayback Machine., whitehouse.gov (August 7, 2009).
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-04. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
- "Reid Files Cloture on Five Nominees". 15 April 2010.
- Thomas I. Vanaskie at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Thomas Vanaskie at Ballotpedia
Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Matthew W. Brann
Sylvia H. Rambo
| Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Franklin Van Antwerpen
| Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit