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  Scalera, Ralph F.
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NameRalph F. Scalera
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, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born June 28, 1930
DiedJanuary 27, 2011 (80 years)
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InfoRalph Francis Scalera

RALPH E. SCALERA, the only Beaver County resident to serve as a Federal District judge, was born to Dominic J. and Josephine R. Scalera on june 28,1930, in Midland. He graduated from Harvard in June, 1952, and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in June 1955. He then served with the United States Army from June 1955 until September 1957 in Counterintelligence. He resigned from his practice in Beaver in December 1959 to become Assistant United States Attorney in Pittsburgh. Less than two years later, he returned to the County to recommence private practice. In June, 1964, Republican Governor William Scranton appointed him to the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County to replace the late judge Robert E. McCreary. He was elected in 1965 to serve a ten-year term, but resigned in February 1970 to run for Lieutenant Governor with Raymond Broderick against Milton Shapp and Ernest Kline. After his defeat, he returned to private practice in Beaver County. On November 11, 197 1, President Richard Nixon appointed him District judge of the Western District Court of Pennsylvania to replace retiring judge John L. Miller. Scalera resigned from the Federal bench in 1976 to begin private practice in Pittsburgh. judge Scalera has served in a wide variety of charitable and judicial organizations. On November 19, 1960 he married Janet Ruth Roosa; they have one child, Amy Marie Scalera.

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