Alan Neil Bloch

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Alan Neil Bloch
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
April 12, 1997
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
In office
November 2, 1979 – April 12, 1997
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Herbert Peter Sorg
Succeeded by Joy Flowers Conti
Personal details
Born Alan Neil Bloch
(1932-04-12) April 12, 1932 (age 86)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Education University of Pennsylvania (B.S.)
University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D.)

Alan Neil Bloch (born April 12, 1932) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bloch received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1953 and, after serving as a lieutenant in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955, received a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1958. He was in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard from 1955 to 1959, and in the United States Air Force Reserve from 1959 to 1963. He was in private practice in Pittsburgh from 1958 to 1979.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On August 3, 1979, Bloch was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania vacated by Judge Herbert Peter Sorg. Bloch was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 1979, and received his commission on November 2, 1979. He assumed senior status on April 12, 1997.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Herbert Peter Sorg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
1979–1997
Succeeded by
Joy Flowers Conti