History of the Federal Judiciary

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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.

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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