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Simmons, Paul Allen
Born August 31, 1921, in Monongahela, PA
Died October 9, 2014, 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. Service terminated on October 9, 2014, due to death.

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

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, November 22, 1977; no Senate vote

 

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