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U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Ambrose, Donetta W.
45th Commissioned Judge
Judge Ambrose

Federal Judicial Service:

United States District Court,
Western District of Pennsylvania

Nominated by William J. Clinton
on October 25, 1993
to a seat vacated by Gerald Joseph Weber;

by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 24, 1993.
Sworn in on January 3, 1994. Served as chief judge, 2002-2009. Assumed senior status November 5, 2010.


Professional Career:
Law Clerk, Hon. Louis Manderino, Commonwealth and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1970-1972
Assistant Attorney General, Pennsylvania Department of Justice, 1972-1974
Private practice, New Kensington, Pennsylvania, 1974-1981
Assistant District Attorney, Westmoreland County District Attorney's Office, 1977-1982
Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 1982-1993

Duquesne University, B.A., 1967
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1970

Born November 5, 1945 in New Kensington, PA