Lowell A. Reed Jr.

Lowell A. Reed Jr. (born June 21, 1930) is an inactive Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Lowell A. Reed Jr.
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
June 21, 1999
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
April 20, 1988  June 21, 1999
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byAnthony Joseph Scirica
Succeeded byRichard Barclay Surrick
Personal details
Born
Lowell A. Reed Jr.

(1930-06-21) June 21, 1930
West Chester, Pennsylvania
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin (B.B.A.)
University of Wisconsin Law School
Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D.)

Education and career

Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Reed received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1952 and attended the University of Wisconsin Law School before receiving a Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1958. He was in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Commander of Naval Intelligence from 1953 to 1957. He was a law clerk for Judge Ethan Allen Doty of the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1958. He was a corporation trial counsel for the PMA Insurance Group in Philadelphia from 1958 to 1962. He was in private practice in Philadelphia from 1963 to 1988. He was a lecturer in law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law from 1966 to 1981. He has been on the faculty advisory board of The Academy of Advocacy at Temple University, since 1989.[1]

Other service

Prior to being appointed to the bench, Reed was elected to serve on the Abington School District Board of School Directors and was president of the Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association. He has also served as an elder of the Abington Presbyterian Church.[2]

Federal judicial service

Reed was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on December 18, 1987, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania vacated by Judge Anthony Joseph Scirica. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 19, 1988, and received his commission on April 20, 1988. He assumed senior status on June 21, 1999. He is currently in inactive senior status, meaning that while he remains a federal judge, he no longer hears cases or participates in the business of the court.[1]

References

  1. "Reed, Lowell A., Jr. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. "The Honorable Lowell A. Reed Jr," Inns of Court Retrieved April 2, 2012. Archived November 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

Sources

Legal offices
Preceded by
Anthony Joseph Scirica
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1988–1999
Succeeded by
Richard Barclay Surrick
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