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John M. Gallagher

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John M. Gallagher
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
December 31, 2019
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byJoel Harvey Slomsky
Personal details
John Michael Gallagher

1966 (age 54–55)
Queens, New York, U.S.
EducationLong Island University (B.S.)
New York Law School (J.D.)

John Michael Gallagher (born 1966)[1] is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


Gallagher earned his Bachelor of Science from Long Island University and his Juris Doctor from New York Law School.[2]

Civil service

Gallagher held leadership positions in both the Miami and Philadelphia Police Departments and also served as a New York City Police Officer from 1989 to 1994.[2]

Legal career

Gallagher was also a White House Fellow in the U.S. Department of Justice from 2000 to 2001, serving as Counsel to U.S. Attorneys General Janet Reno and John Ashcroft. From 2004 to 2019, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he was the Chief of the Allentown Branch from 2014 to 2019.[2]

Federal judicial service

On August 28, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Gallagher to serve as a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. On October 15, 2019, his nomination was sent to the Senate. President Trump nominated Gallagher to the seat vacated by Judge Joel Harvey Slomsky, who took senior status on October 9, 2018.[3] On October 16, 2019, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[4] On November 7, 2019, his nomination was reported out of committee by a vote of 19–3.[5] On December 18, 2019, the United States Senate invoked cloture on his nomination by a vote of 82–10.[6] On December 19, 2019, his nomination was confirmed by a vote of 83–9.[7] He received his judicial commission on December 31, 2019.


  1. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees: John Gallagher
  2. ^ a b c "President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees and United States Marshal Nominee" White House, August 28, 2019 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "Twenty-five Nominations and Three Withdrawals Sent to the Senate" White House, October 15, 2019
  4. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for October 16, 2019
  5. ^ Results of Executive Business – November 7, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee
  6. ^ "U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 116th Congress - 1st Session". Retrieved 2019-12-18.
  7. ^ "U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 116th Congress - 1st Session". Retrieved 2019-12-19.

External links

Legal offices
Preceded by
Joel Harvey Slomsky
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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