History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Buckwalter, Ronald Lawrence
Born 1936 in Lancaster, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on November 17, 1989, to a seat vacated by Charles R. Weiner. Confirmed by the Senate on March 9, 1990, and received commission on March 12, 1990. Assumed senior status on December 11, 2003.

Education:
Franklin and Marshall College, A.B., 1958
William and Mary Law School, B.C.L., 1962

Professional Career:
Private practice, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1963-1980
Legal aid attorney, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1964-1966
Clerk, Hon. John Bowman and Hon. Anthony Appel, Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County [Pennsylvania], 1966-1970
Assistant district attorney, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1970-1978
District attorney, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1978-1980
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County [Pennsylvania], 1980-1990

 

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