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U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Cohill, Maurice Blanchard Jr.
34th Commissioned Judge
Judge Cohill

Federal Judicial Service:

United States District Court,
Western District of Pennsylvania


Nominated by Gerald Ford
on May 4, 1976,
to a seat vacated by Louis Rosenberg;

Confirmed
by the Senate on May 18, 1976; received commission on May 21, 1976; sworn in on June 1, 1976. Served as chief judge, 1985-1992.
Assumed senior status on November 28, 1994.

 

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1956-1965
Judge, Juvenile Court of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1965-1968
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1968-1976

Education:
Princeton University, A.B., 1951
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, LL.B., 1956

Personal:
BornNovember 26, 1929 in Ben Avon (Pittsburgh), PA

Personal Interest:
U.S. Marine Corps Captain, Second Marine Air Wing, 1951-1953
Cheerleader, Princeton University, andwas a guest on the Ed Sullivan show as a stand-up comedian in 1950

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