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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.


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


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

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


Administrative assistant various foreign service posts, United States State Department, 1956-1962;associate, Richards, Layton & Finger, Wilmington, Delaware, 1965-1973;partner, Richards, Layton & Finger, Wilmington, Delaware, 1973-1985;judge, United States District Court Delaware, Wilmington, 1985-1991;judge, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit), Wilmington, since 1991. Adjunct faculty Villanova U. School Law.


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

Trustee Hist.Soc. Delaware. Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Federal Judges Association, Delaware State Bar Association.


Married William V. Roth Junior, October 9, 1965. Children: William V. III, Katharine K.