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Paul Allen Simmons

Biography of Paul Allen Simmons

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Simmons
  • First Name: Paul
  • Middle Name: Allen
  • Date of Birth: August , 31 , 1921
  • Place of Birth (POB): Monongahela , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Date of Death: October , 9 , 2014
  • Place of Death (POD): Monongahela , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: African American

Paul Allen Simmons Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/26/1978
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Scalera , Ralph F.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/26/1978
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 04/05/1978
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 04/06/1978
  • Commission Date: 04/07/1978
  • Retirement from Active Service: 06/01/1990
  • Date of Termination: 10/09/2014
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Paul Allen Simmons in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Pittsburgh
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1946

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Harvard Law School
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1949

Paul Allen Simmons Career Path


  • Professor, South Carolina State College Law School, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1949-1952
  • Professor, North Carolina College Law School, Durham, North Carolina, 1952-1956
  • Private practice, Monongahela, Pennsylvania, 1956-1973
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Washington County [Pennsylvania], 1973-1978
  • Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, November 22, 1977; no Senate vote


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