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.

Education:
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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