James Martin Munley (June 28, 1936 – March 22, 2020) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
1 Education and career
2 Federal judicial service
Education and career
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Munley received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Scranton in 1958 and was a Private in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Temple University School of Law in 1963. He was a law clerk to Justice Michael J. Eagen of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1964. He was in private practice in Scranton from 1964 to 1977. He was an Arbitrator for U.S. Steel and the Steel Workers of America from 1970 to 1977. He was an Arbitrator on the United States Postal Service Expedited Arbitration Panel from 1972 to 1977. He was an Arbitrator on the Middle Atlantic Expedited Arbitration Panel from 1972 to 1977. He was a hearing examiner for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue from 1973 to 1977. He was a judge on the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Forty-fifth Judicial District from 1978 to 1998.
Federal judicial service
Munley was nominated by President Bill Clinton on June 4, 1998, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania vacated by William W. Caldwell. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 21, 1998, and received his commission on October 22, 1998. He assumed senior status on January 30, 2009. Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner confirmed that Munley died on March 22, 2020, aged 83.
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