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Gerald Austin McHugh Jr.

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Gerald A. McHugh Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
March 28, 2014
Appointed byBarack Obama
Preceded byHarvey Bartle III
Personal details
Born (1954-11-16) November 16, 1954 (age 66)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
EducationSaint Joseph's University (A.B.)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D.)

Gerald Austin McHugh Jr. (born November 16, 1954) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


McHugh was born and raised in West Philadelphia. McHugh received an Artium Baccalaureus degree, summa cum laude, in 1976 from St. Joseph's University. He received a Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1979 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In 1979, he served as a law clerk to Judge Edmund B. Spaeth of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. From 1979 to 1981, he served as a law clerk to Judge Alfred L. Luongo of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. From 1981 to 2004, he was a shareholder at the civil litigation law firm of Litvin, Blumberg, Matusow and Young. From 2004 to 2014, he was a partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Raynes McCarty, where he handled complex civil litigation involving tort, insurance and civil rights claims.[1][2]

Federal judicial service

On August 1, 2013, President Obama nominated McHugh to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to the seat vacated by Judge Harvey Bartle III, who took senior status on October 1, 2011.[1] On January 16, 2014 his nomination was reported out of committee.[3] On Thursday March 13, 2014 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination. On March 26, 2014, cloture was invoked on the nomination in a 56–43 vote.[4] He was later confirmed that same day by a vote of 59–41.[5] He received his judicial commission on March 28, 2014.[2]


  1. ^ a b "President Obama Nominates Six to Serve on the United States District Courts". 1 August 2013 – via National Archives.
  2. ^ a b "McHugh, Gerald Austin Jr. – Federal Judicial Center".
  3. ^ "Executive Business Meeting". United States Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  4. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 82. United States Senate. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  5. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 86. United States Senate. Retrieved 26 March 2014.

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Preceded by
Harvey Bartle III
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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