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Maurice Blanchard Cohill Jr.

Maurice Blanchard Cohill Jr.

34th Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


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

Nominated by Gerald Ford on May 4, 1976, to a seat vacated by Louis Rosenberg; Confirmed by the Senate on May 18, 1976; received commission on May 21, 1976; sworn in on June 1, 1976.

Served as chief judge, 1985-1992.

Assumed senior status on November 28, 1994.

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1956-1965

Judge, Juvenile Court of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1965-1968

Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA,1968-1976

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, LL.B., 1956

Born November 26, 1929 in Ben Avon (Pittsburgh), PA

Personal Interest:
U.S. Marine Corps Captain, Second Marine Air Wing, 1951-1953
Cheerleader, Princeton University, and was a guest on the Ed Sullivan show as a stand-up comedian in 1950