History of the Federal Judiciary

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Cindrich, Robert J.
Born 1943 in Washington, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by William J. Clinton on August 12, 1994, to a seat vacated by Gustave Diamond. Confirmed by the Senate on October 6, 1994, and received commission on October 7, 1994. Service terminated on January 30, 2004, due to resignation.

Wittenberg University, A.B., 1965
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1968

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Reserve specialist, 1968-1971
U.S. Air Force Reserve sergeant, 1971-1975
Law clerk, Hon. Ruggero Aldisert, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1968-1969
Assistant public defender, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1969-1970
Assistant district attorney, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1970-1972
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1970-1978, 1981-1994
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1978-1981
Chief legal counsel, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2004-2011
Senior advisor to the president, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2011-

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, February 9, 2000; no Senate vote


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