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Donald Emil Ziegler

Donald Emil Ziegler

37th Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Nominated by Jimmy Carter on March 22, 1978, to a seat vacated by Edward Dumbauld; Confirmed by the Senate on May 1, 1978; received commission on May 2, 1978; sworn in on May 22, 1978.

Served as chief judge, 1994-2001.

Assumed senior status on October 1, 2001.

Service terminated on May 31, 2003, due to retirement.

Professional Career:

Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1962-1974

Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1974-1978

Duquesne University, B.A., 1958
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.B., 1961

Born 1936 in Pittsburgh, PA