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Record: Legal Oral History Project: Harvey Bartle, Nov. 30, 2000.


Legal Oral History Project: Harvey Bartle, Nov. 30, 2000.

Video Call Number: Location:
1456 Biddle Law Library
Year: Running Time: Format:
2000 VHS


Harvey Bartle III is the chief judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Born in 1941 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Chief Judge Bartle graduated from the Princeton University in 1962 and received his LL.B. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1965. Judge Bartle served as in the United States Army Reserve from 1966 to 1972, rising to the rank of Captain. He was a Law Clerk in the Eastern District from 1965 to 1967. He was in private practice in Philadelphia from 1967 to 1979, when he became Pennsylvanias Insurance Commissioner. In 1980 Judge Bartle became Attorney General of Pennsylvania, a position he held until 1981, when he returned to private practice. In 1991 PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush appointed Judge Bartle to the Eastern District. He became Chief Judge in 2006 when former Chief Judge Giles term expired.


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