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Richard Augustine Powers, III

Richard Augustine Powers, III, American judge. Bar: Pennsylvania (United States District Court (eastern district)) 1962, United States Supreme Court 1993. Recipient award, Temple Law Alumni, 1979, LaSalle Law Alumni, 1979.

Background

  • III, Richard Augustine Powers, was born on September 22, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Richard Augustine and Evelyn Lenore (Clark) Powers.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Economics, LaSalle College, 1958. Juris Doctor, Temple University, 1962.

    Career

    • Associate Leo Francis Doyle, Philadelphia, 1962. Law clerk to judges United States District Court (eastern district), 1962—1971. United States magistrate judge United States District (eastern district) Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1971.

      Chief United States magistrate judge, since 1994. Lecturer in law Federal Judicial Center, Washington. Lecturer in civil litigation Main Line Paralegal Institute.

      With United States Army Reserve, 1957-1963.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania (United States District Court (eastern district)) 1962, United States Supreme Court 1993.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member of Sons of the American Revolution, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Smithsonian Contributory Association, Philadelphia Museum Art, Brehon Law Society, Genealogical Society Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania History Society, Philadelphia Bar Association, National Council Federal Magistrates Judges.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Regina Penza, August 30, 1958. Children: Mary, Helen, Joan, Grace, Patricia, Theodore, Robert.
    • father: Richard Augustine Powers
    • mother: Evelyn Lenore (Clark) Powers
    • spouse: Helen Regina Penza
    • children: Mary III
    • Helen III
    • Joan III
    • Grace III
    • Patricia III
    • Theodore III
    • Robert III
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    Nationality

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