Paul Allen Simmons

Personal

Birthday: 
8/31/1921
Birthplace: 
Monongahela, PA
Date of Death: 
10/9/2014
Place of Death: 
Monongahela, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
University of Pittsburgh
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1946
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1949

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Court Name: 

Pennsylvania Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
4/7/1978
Retirement from Active Service: 
6/1/1990
Termination Date: 
10/9/2014
Termination Reason: 
Death
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