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U.S. District Judges for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1828-2017 (may be incomplete!)
Joseph Hopkinson 1828-42 Archibald Randall 1842-46 John K. Kane 1846 John Cadwalader 1858-79 William Butler 1879-99 John Bayard McPherson 1899-1912 J. Whitaker Thompson 1912-31 Oliver Booth Dickinson 1914-39 Charles Louis McKeehan 1923-25 George A. Welsh 1932-57 Albert Branson Maris 1936-38 Harry E. Kalodner 1938-46 Guy K. Bard 1939-52 J. Cullen Ganey 1940-61 James P. McGranery 1946-52 Thomas James Clary 1949-69 Francis L. Van Dusen 1955-67 C. William Kraft, Jr. 1955-70 Abraham L. Freedman 1961-64 Joseph S. Lord III 1961-76 Ralph C. Body 1962-72 A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. 1964-77 Thomas Ambrose Masterson 1967-73 E. Mac Troutman 1967-82 Edward Roy Becker 1970-82 James H. Gorbey 1970-77 Raymond J. Broderick 1971-84 Clarence Charles Newcomer 1971-88 Clifford Scott Green 1971-88 Louis C. Bechtle 1972-93 Joseph Leo McGlynn, Jr. 1974-90 Edward N. Cahn 1974-98 Louis Heilprin Pollak 1978-91 Norma Levy Shapiro 1978-98 Marvin Katz 1983-97 Anthony Joseph Scirica 1984-87 Edmund V. Ludwig 1985-97 Franklin Stuart Van Antwerpen 1987-2004 Jan Ely DuBois 1988-2002 Herbert J. Hutton 1988-2003 Jay Carl Waldman 1988-2003 Ronald Lawrence Buckwalter 1990-2003 Harvey Bartle III 1991- Stewart R. Dalzell 1991-2013 Anita Blumstein Brody 1992- Mary A. McLaughlin 2000-13 Berle M. Schiller 2000-12 R. Barclay Surrick 2000-11 Legrome D. Davis 2002- Timothy J. Savage 2002- James Knoll Gardner 2002-17 Lawrence F. Stengel 2004- Paul Steven Diamond 2004- Juan Ramon Sanchez 2004- Thomas M. Golden 2006-10 Joel Harvey Slomsky 2008- Jeffrey L. Schmehl 2013- Gerald Austin McHugh, Jr. 2014- Edward George Smith 2014- Wendy Beetlestone 2014-

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1846 Jun 8: Archibald Randall, died in office.
  • 1879 Jan 26: John Cadwalader, died in office.
  • 1899 Jan 31: William Butler, retired.
  • 1925 Mar 23: Charles Louis McKeehan, died in office.
  • 1939 Sep 16: Oliver Booth Dickinson, died in office.
  • 1952 May 26: James P. McGranery, resigned.
  • 1952 Jul 16: Guy K. Bard, resigned.
  • 1969 Mar 1: Thomas James Clary, took senior status.
  • 1970 Nov 11: C. William Kraft, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1972 May 30: Ralph C. Body, took senior status.
  • 1973 Nov 16: Thomas Ambrose Masterson, resigned.
  • 1977 Oct 24: James H. Gorbey, died in office.
  • 1982 Sep 1: E. Mac Troutman, took senior status.
  • 1984 Jul 1: Raymond J. Broderick, took senior status.
  • 1988 Jan 19: Clarence Charles Newcomer, took senior status.
  • 1988 Apr 2: Clifford Scott Green, took senior status.
  • 1990 Feb 14: Joseph Leo McGlynn, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1991 Jan 1: Louis Heilprin Pollak, took senior status.
  • 1993 Apr 30: Louis C. Bechtle, took senior status.
  • 1997 May 20: Edmund V. Ludwig, took senior status.
  • 1997 Aug 26: Marvin Katz, took senior status.
  • 1998 Dec 31: Edward N. Cahn, retired; Norma Levy Shapiro, took senior status.
  • 2002 Apr 15: Jan Ely DuBois, took senior status.
  • 2003 May 30: Jay Carl Waldman, died in office.
  • 2003 Sep 6: Herbert J. Hutton, took senior status.
  • 2003 Dec 11: Ronald Lawrence Buckwalter, took senior status.
  • 2010 Jul 31: Thomas M. Golden, died in office.
  • 2011 Feb 1: R. Barclay Surrick, took senior status.
  • 2012 Jun 18: Berle M. Schiller, took senior status.
  • 2013 Oct 31: Stewart R. Dalzell, took senior status.
  • 2013 Nov 18: Mary A. McLaughlin, took senior status.
  • 2017 Apr 3: James Knoll Gardner, took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1901-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Robert W. Archbald 1901-11 Albert W. Johnson 1925- Albert Leisenring Watson 1929-55 John W. Murphy 1946-62 Michael H. Sheridan 1961-76 Robert Dixon Herman 1969-81 Malcolm Muir 1970-84 Richard Paul Conaboy 1979-92 Sylvia H. Rambo 1979-2001 William W. Caldwell 1982-94 James Focht McClure, Jr. 1990-2001 A. Richard Caputo 1997-2009 James Martin Munley 1998-2009 Christopher C. Conner 2002- John E. Jones 2002- Robert David Mariani 2011- Malachy Edward Mannion 2012-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1955 May 31: Albert Leisenring Watson, took senior status.
  • 1962 Mar 28: John W. Murphy, died in office.
  • 1976 Aug 23: Michael H. Sheridan, died in office.
  • 1981 Sep 25: Robert Dixon Herman, took senior status.
  • 1984 Aug 31: Malcolm Muir, took senior status.
  • 1992 Sep 1: Richard Paul Conaboy, took senior status.
  • 1994 May 31: William W. Caldwell, took senior status.
  • 2001 Apr 7: James Focht McClure, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2001 Apr 18: Sylvia H. Rambo, took senior status.
  • 2009 Jan 30: James Martin Munley, took senior status.
  • 2009 Mar 31: A. Richard Caputo, took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1818-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Jonathan Hoge Walker 1818-24 William Wilkins 1824-31 Thomas Irwin 1831-59 Wilson McCandless 1859-76 Winthrop W. Ketchum 1876-79 Marcus W. Acheson 1880-91 James H. Reed 1891-92 Joseph Buffington 1892-1906 Nathaniel Ewing 1906-08 Charles Prentiss Orr 1909-22 W. H. Seward Thomson 1914-28 Frederic Palen Schoonmaker 1922-45 Nelson McVicar 1928-51 Owen McIntosh Burns 1949-52 Rabe Ferguson Marsh, Jr. 1950-77 William Alvah Stewart 1951-53 Joseph Putnam Willson 1953-68 John Lester Miller 1954-71 John W. McIlvaine 1955-63 Herbert P. Sorg 1955-76 Edward Dumbauld 1961-76 Louis Rosenberg 1961-76 Gerald Joseph Weber 1964-88 Hubert Teitelbaum 1970- Joseph Francis Weis, Jr. 1970-73 Barron Patterson McCune 1970-85 Ralph Francis Scalera 1971-76 Daniel John Snyder, Jr. 1973-80 Maurice Blanchard Cohill, Jr. 1976-94 Paul A. Simmons 1978-90 Alan Neil Bloch 1979-97 Carol Los Mansmann 1982-85 Glenn Everell Mencer 1982-94 William Lloyd Standish 1987-2002 D. Brooks Smith 1988-2002 Donald John Lee 1990-2000 Donetta W. Ambrose 1993- Gary L. Lancaster 1993-2013 Sean J. McLaughlin 1994-2013 Joy Flowers Conti 2002- David S. Cercone 2002- Terrence F. McVerry 2002-13 Arthur J. Schwab 2002- Thomas Michael Hardiman 2003-07 Cathy Bissoon 2011-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1824 Mar 23: Jonathan Hoge Walker, died in office.
  • 1831 Apr 14: William Wilkins, resigned.
  • 1859 Jan 4: Thomas Irwin, resigned.
  • 1876 Jul 24: Wilson McCandless, retired.
  • 1879 Dec 6: Winthrop W. Ketchum, died in office.
  • 1908 Jan 31: Nathaniel Ewing, resigned.
  • 1922 May 16: Charles Prentiss Orr, died in office.
  • 1928 Feb 21: W. H. Seward Thomson, took senior status.
  • 1945 Sep 5: Frederic Palen Schoonmaker, died in office.
  • 1951 Feb 1: Nelson McVicar, took senior status.
  • 1952 Oct 26: Owen McIntosh Burns, died in office.
  • 1953 Apr 9: William Alvah Stewart, died in office.
  • 1963 Jul 1: John W. McIlvaine, died in office.
  • 1968 Oct 18: Joseph Putnam Willson, took senior status.
  • 1971 Oct 1: John Lester Miller, took senior status.
  • 1976 Jan 5: Louis Rosenberg, took senior status.
  • 1976 May 1: Ralph Francis Scalera, resigned.
  • 1976 Dec 20: Herbert P. Sorg, took senior status.
  • 1976 Dec 31: Edward Dumbauld, took senior status.
  • 1977 Jan 31: Rabe Ferguson Marsh, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1980 May 11: Daniel John Snyder, Jr., died in office.
  • 1985 Apr 1: Barron Patterson McCune, took senior status.
  • 1988 Dec 31: Gerald Joseph Weber, took senior status.
  • 1990 Jun 1: Paul A. Simmons, took senior status.
  • 1994 Apr 18: Glenn Everell Mencer, took senior status.
  • 1994 Nov 28: Maurice Blanchard Cohill, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1997 Apr 12: Alan Neil Bloch, resigned.
  • 2000 Apr 6: Donald John Lee, took senior status.
  • 2002 Mar 1: William Lloyd Standish, took senior status.
  • 2013 Apr 24: Gary L. Lancaster, died in office.
  • 2013 Aug 16: Sean J. McLaughlin, resigned.
  • 2013 Sep 30: Terrence F. McVerry, took senior status.
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