History of the Federal Judiciary

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Ziegler, Donald Emil
Born 1936 in Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on March 22, 1978, to a seat vacated by Rabe F. Marsh. Confirmed by the Senate on May 1, 1978, and received commission on May 2, 1978. Served as chief judge, 1994-2001. Assumed senior status on October 1, 2001. Service terminated on May 31, 2003, due to retirement.

Duquesne University, B.A., 1958
Georgetown College (now Georgetown University) Law Center, LL.B., 1961

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1962-1974
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County [Pennsylvania], 1974-1978


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