History of the Federal Judiciary

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Aldisert, Ruggero John
Born November 10, 1919, in Carnegie, PA
Died December 28, 2014, in Santa Barbara, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on July 17, 1968, to a seat vacated by Austin Leander Staley. Confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 1968, and received commission on July 29, 1968. Served as chief judge, 1984-1986. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1986. Service terminated on December 28, 2014, due to death.

University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1941
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1947

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps major, 1942-1946
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1947-1961
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County [Pennsylvania], 1961-1968
Adjunct professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1963-1986


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