History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Ditter, John William Jr.
Born 1921 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 28, 1970, to a new seat authorized by 84 Stat. 294. Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1970, and received commission on October 15, 1970. Assumed senior status on October 19, 1986.

Ursinus College, B.A., 1943
University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1948

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve captain, 1943-1946, 1951-1953
Law clerk, Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County [Pennsylvania], 1948-1950
Assistant district attorney, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1951, 1953-1955, 1956-1960; first assistant district attorney, 1956-1960
Private practice, Ambler, Pennsylvania, 1953-1963
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County [Pennsylvania], 1964-1970


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