History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Weis, Joseph Francis Jr.
Born March 12, 1923, in Pittsburgh, PA
Died March 19, 2014, in Fox Chapel, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on March 11, 1970, to a seat vacated by Joseph P. Willson. Confirmed by the Senate on April 23, 1970, and received commission on April 24, 1970. Service terminated on March 27, 1973, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on February 13, 1973, to a seat vacated by Abraham Lincoln Freedman. Confirmed by the Senate on March 14, 1973, and received commission on March 15, 1973. Assumed senior status on April 1, 1988. Service terminated on March 19, 2014, due to death.

Education:
Duquesne University, B.A., 1947
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, 1943-1948
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1950-1968
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County [Pennsylvania], 1968-1970
Adjunct professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1986-

 

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