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Judge Joseph J. Farnan, Jr.

Judge Tabs


Federal Judicial Service:

U. S. District Court, District of Delaware
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 21, 1985, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333; Confirmed by the Senate on July 16, 1985, and received commission on July 18, 1985.  Served as Chief Judge, 1996-2000.  Retired July 31, 2010.


King`s College, B.A., 1967
University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 1970

Professional Career:

Director, Criminal Justice Program, Wilmington College, New Castle, Delaware, 1970-1972
Assistant public defender, State of Delaware, 1972-1975
Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, 1972-1976
County attorney, New Castle County, Delaware, 1976-1979
Chief deputy attorney General, State of Delaware, 1979-1981
U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, 1981-1985