Press Release: SPECIAL SESSION OF COURT ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019 FOR A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE HONORABLE THOMAS N. O’NEILL, JR.

SPECIAL SESSION OF COURT ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019 FOR A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE HONORABLE THOMAS N. O’NEILL, JR.

Philadelphia, PA-   The Judges of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania invite attorneys and the public to attend a Special Session of the Court for a Memorial Service for the Honorable Thomas N. O’Neill, Jr., a devoted jurist, husband and father, on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom, James Byrne Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia.  A reception will follow the Special Session.

Judge O’Neill was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in June 1983.  He was confirmed by the United States Senate and received his commission in August 1983.  Judge O’Neill assumed senior status on July 6, 1996.  He died on January 16, 2018.

Judge O’Neill was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  He served as a law clerk to Judge Herbert Funk Goodrich of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1953 to 1954 and to Justice Harold Hitz Burton of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1954 to 1955. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics from 1955 to 1956. Prior to being nominated to the federal bench, Judge O’Neill was in private practice in Philadelphia from 1956 to 1983.

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Contact: Kate Barkman, Phone: 215-597-9221, kate_barkman@paed.uscourts.gov