History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Simmons, Paul Allen
Born 1921 in Monongahela, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on January 26, 1978, to a seat vacated by Ralph F. Scalera. Confirmed by the Senate on April 6, 1978, and received commission on April 7, 1978. Assumed senior status on June 1, 1990.

Education:
University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1946
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1949

Professional Career:
Professor, South Carolina State College Law School, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1949-1952
Professor, North Carolina College Law School, Durham, North Carolina, 1952-1956
Private practice, Monongahela, Pennsylvania, 1956-1973
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Washington County [Pennsylvania], 1973-1978

 

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