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Jane Richards Roth

Jane Richards Roth, American federal judge. Bar: Delaware 1965, United States District Court Delaware 1966, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1974. Recipient National Volunteer Service citiation Athritis Foundation, 1982.

Background

  • Roth, Jane Richards was born on June 16, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Robert Henry Junior and Harriett (Kellond) Richards.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Smith College, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1965. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Widener University, 1986.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Delaware, 1994.

    Career

    • Administrative assistant various foreign service posts United States Department State, 1956-1962. Associate Richards, Layton & Finger, Wilmington, Delaware, 1965-1973, partner, 1973-1985. Judge United States District Court Delaware, 1985-1991, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit), Wilmington, 1991—2006, senior judge, since 2006.

      Adjunct faculty Villanova University School Law.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Delaware 1965, United States District Court Delaware 1966, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1974.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Honorary chairman Delaware chapter Arthritis Foundation, Wilmington. Board overseers Widener University School Law. Board consultors Villanova University School Law.

    Trustee History Society Delaware. Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Delaware State Bar Association.

    Connections

    • Married William V. Roth Junior, October 9, 1965. Children: William V. III, Katharine K.
    • father: Robert Henry Richards Junior
    • mother: Harriett (Kellond) Richards
    • spouse: William V. Roth Junior
    • children: William V. III Roth
    • Katharine K. Roth
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