History of the Federal Judiciary


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Ambrose, Donetta W.
Born 1945 in New Kensington, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 25, 1993, to a seat vacated by Gerald Joseph Weber. Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 24, 1993. Served as chief judge, 2002-2009. Assumed senior status on November 5, 2010.

Education:
Duquesne University, B.A., 1967
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1970

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Louis Manderino, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, 1970-1971
Assistant attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1972-1974
Private practice, New Kensington, Pennsylvania, 1974-1981
Assistant district attorney, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 1977-1981
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County [Pennsylvania], 1982-1993

 

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