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Donetta Ambrose

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Donetta Ambrose
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Station:   Pittsburgh, PA
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   11/24/1993 - 11/04/2010
Chief:   2002 - 2009
Senior:   11/05/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Gerald Weber
Succeeded by:   Mark Raymond Hornak
Past post:   Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas, Judge
Past term:   1982 - 1993
Personal History
Born:   1945
Hometown:   New Kensington, PA
Undergraduate:   Duquesne U., B.A., 1967
Law School:   Duquesne U. Law, J.D., 1970

Donetta Ambrose is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She joined the court in 1993 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Ambrose is serving on senior status.[1]

Early life and education

A native of Pennsylvania, Ambrose graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with her bachelor's degree in 1967 and later graduated with his J.D. degree in 1970.[1]

Professional career

  • 1982-1993: Judge, Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas
  • 1977-1981: Part-time Assistant District Attorney, Westmoreland County District Attorney's Office
  • 1974-1981: Attorney in private practice
  • 1971-1974: Assistant Attorney General, Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office
  • 1970-1971: Law clerk for Honorable Louis Manderino[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Pennsylvania

On the recommendation of Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford, Ambrose was nominated by President Bill Clinton on October 25, 1993, to a seat vacated by Judge Gerald Weber as Weber died in judicial service.[1] Ambrose was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 24, 1993. Ambrose served as the chief judge of the court from 2002 to 2010 before assuming senior status on January 1, 2011.[2] Ambrose was succeeded in this position by Judge Mark Raymond Hornak.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Gerald Weber
Western District of Pennsylvania
1993–2010
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
Mark Raymond Hornak


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