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Ralph Francis Scalera

Biography of Ralph Francis Scalera

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Scalera
  • First Name: Ralph
  • Middle Name: Francis
  • Date of Birth: June , 28 , 1930
  • Place of Birth (POB): Midland , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Date of Death: January , 27 , 2011
  • Place of Death (POD): Brighton Township , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Ralph Francis Scalera Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Richard M. Nixon ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 11/12/1971
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Miller , John L.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 11/12/1971
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 11/23/1971
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 11/23/1971
  • Commission Date: 11/30/1971
  • Date of Termination: 05/01/1976
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Resignation

Ralph Francis Scalera in the Law School

  • Name of School: Harvard University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1952

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1955

Ralph Francis Scalera Career Path


  • U.S. Army, 1955-1957
  • Private practice, Beaver, Pennsylvania, 1957-1959, 1961-1964, 1970-1971
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1959-1961
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County [Pennsylvania], 1964-1970; presiding judge, 1966-1970
  • Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1976-


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