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Ralph Francis Scalera

Ralph Francis Scalera

32nd Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


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

Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on November 12, 1971, to a seat vacated by John L. Miller; Confirmed by the Senate on November 23, 1971; received commission on November 30, 1971; sworn in on December 17, 1971.

Service terminated on May 1, 1976, due to resignation to return to private practice.

Professional Career:
Private practice, Beaver, Pennsylvania, 1957-1959

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1959-1961

Private practice, Beaver, Pennsylvania, 1961-1964

Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, 1964-1970

Presiding Judge, 1966-1970
Private practice, Beaver, Pennsylvania, 1970-1971

Private practice, Thorpe, Reed & Armstrong, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1976-present in 2006

Harvard University, A.B., 1952
University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1955

Born 1930 in Midland, PA

Personal Interest:
U.S. Army, 1955-1957
Candidate, Republican Ticket, Lt. Governor, Pennsylvania, 1966, narrowly lost election