History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Staley, Austin Leander
Born December 30, 1902, in Pittsburgh, PA
Died August 3, 1978

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Harry S Truman on April 27, 1950, to a seat vacated by John Joseph O`Connell. Confirmed by the Senate on June 27, 1950, and received commission on July 5, 1950. Served as chief judge, 1966-1967. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1967. Service terminated on August 3, 1978, due to death.

Duquesne University School of Law, LL.B., 1928

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1928-1950
Assistant city solicitor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1934
Deputy attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1934-1935
Director, Workmen's Compensation Bureau, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1935-1936
Deputy secretary, Department of Labor and Industry, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1936-1939


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