Biographical Sketch: Hon. Thomas Penfield JacksonCatherine Nugent2019-04-01T17:05:29-04:00
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Jackson & Campbell, P. C.
1120 Twentieth Street, N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
THOMAS PENFIELD JACKSON
Born: January 10, 1937, Washington, D.C.
Education and Background:
Public Schools, Montgomery County, Maryland
St. Alban’s School, Washington, D.C.
A.B., 1958, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
(Washington Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, 1948-1951)
1958 to 1961: Line officer (to LTJG, U.S.N.) aboard U.S.S. Chas. S. Sperry (DD697),
U. S. Navy destroyer, U.S. Atlantic and Mediterranean Fleets. Qualified
Command Duty Officer, Officer of the Deck Underway. U.S. Naval
School of Military Justice (1 959). Ship’s Prosecutor (1 959-1 961).
LL.B., 1964, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1964 to 1982: Private general practice of law as associate and partner (1968), Jackson &
Campbell, P .C. (and predecessors), Washington, D.C., specializing in
general civil litigation.
Admitted to practice in District of Columbia (1 965) and Maryland (1 966),
including federal courts.
Admitted to practice before U. S. Supreme Court (1 970).
1982 to 2004: United States District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of
Columbia (Appointed June 25, 1982, by President Ronald Reagan).
(Assumed Senior Status February 1 , 2002. Retired August 3 1 , 2004.)
2005 – Arbitrator (Commercial). American Arbitration Association
Memberships and Offices:
Member of the Committee on the Administrative Office,
Member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Judicial Building (1 986-1 992).
U.S. Judicial Conference (1987-1994); Chainnan (1991-1994).
Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (1981)
Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
Member (or former member) of:
The American Bar Association; The District of Columbia Bar; Bar Association of
the District of Columbia (Director 1972-1 978; President-elect 1982); and the
Federal and Maryland State Bar Associations. Past Chair (1971-1972) of the
Young Lawyers Section, Bar Association of the District of Columbia.
Member of the Barristers (Executive Committee 1972-1973; 1983-1984).
Member of the Lawyers’ Club of Washington (Board of Governors, 1989-92;
Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law Center (1 985-2001).
Member of Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Boulder, Colorado;
Master of the Bench, Charles Fahy American Inn of Court VI (President 1987-1988).
Member of Phi Delta Phi (hon. )
Republican Precinct Chairman, Montgomery County, Maryland (1 966-1 972).
Member of the Dartmouth Club of Washington (President 1976-1978), Harvard Law
Member of the Dartmouth College Alumni Council (1 990- 1993).
Member of the Vestry, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Chevy Chase, Maryland
1975); Registrar (1971-1975).
Member of the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.
Member of the Board of Trustees, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. (1 985-1999);
Member of the Board of Trustees, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City,
Vice Chairman (1991-1994).
Maryland (200 1 – ).
Member of the Chevy Chase Club.
Member of the Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington, D. C. Member (nonresident) of the Harvard Clubs of New York City, Boston
Paul H. Nitze Fellow, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (2000-2001).
William Timbers Distinguished Lecturer, Dartmouth College (Fall 2000).