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.

Education:
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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