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Donetta W. Ambrose

Donetta W. Ambrose

45th Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


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

Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 25, 1993, to a seat vacated by Gerald Joseph Weber; Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993; received commission on November 24, 1993; sworn in on January 3, 1994.

Served as Chief Judge, 2002-2009.

Assumed senior status, 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