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Gerald Joseph Weber

Gerald Joseph Weber

27th Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


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

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on April 30, 1964, to a seat vacated by John W. McIlvaine; Confirmed by the Senate on September 15, 1964; received commission on September 15, 1964; sworn in on October 2, 1964.

Served as chief judge, 1976-1982.

Assumed senior status on December 31, 1988.

Service terminated on August 28, 1989, due to death.

Professional Career:
Instructor, Gannon College, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1939-1941
Private practice, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1940-1942
Private practice, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1947-1964
City Solicitor, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1950-1960

Harvard University, A.B., 1936
University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1939

Born February 1, 1914, in Erie, PA
Died August 28, 1989, in Erie, PA

Personal Interest:
U.S. Army Captain, 1942-1946
Chief of counter-intelligence, U.S. War Department, Salzburg, Austria, 1946-1947

Subject of a legend that Judge Weber’s ghost roams the 4th floor at the federal courthouse late at night in a black robe causing elevators to open and cold air to “swish” past workers and leaves a trail of cigar smoke.