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John Garrett Penn

Biography of John Garrett Penn

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Penn
  • First Name: John
  • Middle Name: Garrett
  • Date of Birth: March , 19 , 1932
  • Place of Birth (POB): Pittsfield , Massachusetts (US-MA, MA, 25, Mass.)
  • Date of Death: September , 9 , 2007
  • Place of Death (POD): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: African American

John Garrett Penn Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/19/1979
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Waddy , Joseph C.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/23/1979
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/13/1979
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/21/1979
  • Commission Date: 03/23/1979
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1992
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1997
  • Retirement from Active Service: 03/31/1998
  • Date of Termination: 09/09/2007
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

John Garrett Penn in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Massachusetts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1954

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Boston University School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1957

Third Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

John Garrett Penn Career Path

Employment:

  • U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1958-1961
  • General Litigation Section, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1961-1970; trial attorney, 1961-1965; reviewer, 1965-1968; assistant chief, 1968-1970
  • Judge, District of Columbia Court of General Sessions, 1970-1971
  • Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1971-1979

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