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U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Gibson, Kim R.
53th Commissioned Judge

Federal Judicial Service:

United States District Court,
Western District of Pennsylvania

Nominated by George W. Bush
on April 28, 2003,
to a seat vacated by D. Brooks Smith;

by the Senate on September 23, 2003; received commission on September 24, 2003; sworn in on October 20, 2003.


Professional Career:
Public Defender, Somerset County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania, 1978-1980
Private practice, Pennsylvania, 1978-1997
Assistant County Solicitor and Attorney for Children and Youth Services, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, 1980-1988
Solicitor, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, 1988-1998
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of 16th Judicial District, Pennsylvania, 1998-2003

United States Military Academy, West Point, B.S., 1970
Dickinson School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude, 1975

Born May 29, 1948 in Trenton, NJ

Personal Interest:
Co –chairman of the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force.
U.S. Army Reserve, 1978-1996, Retired as Colonel, USAR
Post Judge Advocate, U.S. Army, 1975-1978
U.S. Army, 1970-1978, Armor/JAG (airborne and ranger qualified)