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Kim R. Gibson

53rd Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

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