1940 -

SCIRICA, Anthony J., a Representative from Montgomery County; born in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., 1940; graduated, Norristown High School; B.A., Wesleyan University, 1962; J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1965; Fulbright Scholar, Central University, Caracas, Venezuela, 1966; attorney (1966-1980); Assistant District Attorney, Montgomery County (1967-1969); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1970 and served 4 more consecutive terms; appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (1979, 1980-1985); resigned from the House, January 7, 1980; elected, judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County (1980-1984); gubernatorial appointee, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (1981-1984); judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1984-1987); judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1987-present; chief judge, 2003-2010); professor, Appellate Practice, Duke Law School; adjunct professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School; lecturer, Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Dickinson Law).

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