12/14/1924 - 01/20/2008

LEDERER, William J., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, December 14, 1924 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, North East High School, 1946; A.B., political science, LaSalle College, 1950; LL.B., Temple University Law School, 1953; attended, Judicial College of Harvard Law, Graduate Division; National Judicial College, University of Nevada, 1974; Pennsylvania College of the State Judiciary seminars, 1974-1975, 1977; National College of Juvenile Court Judges, 1976; staff sergeant, Information and Education Director, United States Army (1943, North Africa: 1944-1946, Burma, India, and China); deputy president and city council aide, Philadelphia (1954); Sergeant-at-Arms, Philadelphia County Democratic Executive Committee; executive deputy secretary of revenue to Judge Gerald Gleason (1955-1957); special deputy attorney general to Justice Thomas McBride (1957); visiting lecturer, Temple University Law School (1957-1977); general counsel, Register of Wills office, Philadelphia (1958-1963); chair, Veterans Commission of Philadelphia (1958-1964: commissioner, 1960-1964); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1965, 1967, 1971 and 1973 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1968); resigned from the House, January 7, 1974; Instructor, Pierce College (1968-1969); elected, judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County (1974-2003); lecturer and panelist for Juvenile Law and Domestic Relations Law, family division, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County (1975-2008); Instructor, Temple University (1976-1980); Instructor, St. Joseph’s University Graduate Studies Program (1982-2008); visiting lecturer, Villanova School of Law (1982-2008); senior judge, Commonwealth Superior Court; senior judge, Commonwealth Court; died, January 20, 2008 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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