John Joseph Gibbons
College of the Holy Crosswith a B.S. in 1947, and from Harvard Law Schoolwith an LL.B.in 1950. After graduation, John J. Gibbons joined the firm of Crummy & Consodine. After several years with the firm, he was named a partner and the firm’s name changed to Crummy, Consodine & Gibbons. [http://www.gibbonslaw.com/gibbons_legacy/index.php Gibbons P.C. firm history] ] In 1967, Gibbons became President of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and also a member of the Governor’s Commission on Civil Disorders.
Nomination to the bench
Gibbons was nominated to the Third Circuit bench by President
Richard M. Nixonon December 5, 1969, to a seat vacated by Gerald McLaughlin. Gibbons was confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1969, and received commission on December 18, 1969. He served as chief judge of the Third Circuit, 1987-1990, and retired on January 15, 1990.
Gibbons returned to the firm bearing his name in 1990 (which was then renamed
Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione), and founded the John J. Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest & Constitutional Law. He also taught constitutional lawat Seton Hall University School of Lawuntil 1997. [ [http://www.gibbonslaw.com/biographies/attorney_biography.php?attorney_id=78 Gibbons' attorney bio from Gibbons P.C.] ]
* [http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/tGetInfo?jid=844 Profile from the Federal Judicial Center]
* [http://www.gibbonslaw.com/biographies/attorney_biography.php?attorney_id=78 Gibbons' attorney bio from Gibbons P.C.]
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