History of the Federal Judiciary

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Lee, Donald John
Born July 24, 1927, in Pittsburgh, PA
Died March 17, 2011, in Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on November 9, 1989, to a seat vacated by Hubert I. Teitelbaum. Confirmed by the Senate on March 9, 1990, and received commission on March 12, 1990. Assumed senior status on April 6, 2000. Service terminated on March 17, 2011, due to death.

University of Pittsburgh, A.B., 1950
Duquesne University School of Law, LL.B., 1954

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1945-1947
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1954-1956, 1958-1984
Law clerk, Hon. Rabe Marsh, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1957-1958
Councilman, Borough of Green Tree, Pennsylvania, 1961-1963
Special assistant attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1963-1974
Solicitor, Borough of Green Tree, Pennsylvania, 1963-1984, 1986-1988
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County [Pennsylvania], 1984-1986, 1988-1990


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