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Edward Dumbauld

Edward Dumbauld

25th Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


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

Nominated by John F. Kennedy on August 2, 1961, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80; Confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 1961; received commission on August 3, 1961; sworn in on August 8, 1961.

Assumed senior status on December 31, 1976.
Service terminated on September 6, 1997, due to death.

Professional Career:
Private practice, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 1933-1935
Special Assistant to U.S. Attorney General, Antitrust Division, 1936-1949
Private practice, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 1949-1957
Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 1957-1961

Professional Publications:
Recognized as an expert on Thomas Jefferson, Judge Dumbauld’s book, Thomas Jefferson and the Law, 1978, is listed as one of the Monticello Selected Books on Politics and Law and the book, Thomas Jefferson, American Tourist: Being an Account of His Journeys in the United States of America, England, France, Italy, the Low Countries, and Germany, 1946, remains a reading suggestion at the Jefferson Library. Other writings include:

“The Selected Poems of the Honorable Edward Dumbauld”, 1999 edition
“Interim Measures of Protection in International Controversies”, 1932
“Declaration of Independence and What It Means Today”, 1950

Princeton University, A.B., 1926
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1929
Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1930
University of Leyden, The Netherlands, J.D., 1932

Born October 26, 1905, in Uniontown, PA
Died September 6, 1997, at 92 in the family home in Uniontown, PA, four years after suffering a sroke.