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Donald Lee

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Donald Lee
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   3/12/1990 - 4/5/2000
Senior:   4/6/2000 - 3/17/2011
Preceded by:   Hubert Teitelbaum
Succeeded by:   David Cercone
Personal History
Born:   1927
Undergraduate:   University of Pittsburgh (1950)
Law School:   Duquesne University School of Law (1954)

Donald J. Lee (1927-2011) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He passed away in March of 2011 while serving on senior status.

Lee was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on November 9, 1989, to a seat vacated by Hubert Teitelbaum; he was confirmed by the Senate on March 9, 1990, and received commission three days later. He assumed senior status on April 6, 2000.[1] Lee was succeeded in this position by David Cercone.

Early life and education

  • University of Pittsburgh, A.B., 1950
  • Duquesne University School of Law, LL.B., 1954

Professional career

  • U.S. Navy, 1945-1947
  • Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1954-1956
  • Law clerk, Hon. Rabe Marsh, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1957-1958
  • Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1958-1984
  • Councilman, Borough of Green Tree, Pennsylvania, 1961-1963
  • Special assistant state attorney general, Pennsylvania, 1963-1974
  • Solicitor, Borough of Green Tree, Pennsylvania, 1963-1984, 1986-1988
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1984-1986, 1988-1990

Judicial career

Western District of Pennsylvania

Lee was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on November 9, 1989, to a seat vacated by Hubert Teitelbaum; he was confirmed by the Senate on March 9, 1990, and received commission three days later. He assumed senior status on April 6, 2000.[1] Lee was succeeded in this position by David Cercone.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Hubert Teitelbaum
Western District of Pennsylvania
1990–2000
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
David Cercone


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