Charles R. Weiner

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Charles R. Weiner
Judge of the United States District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania
In office
June 14, 1967 – December 31, 1988
Nominated by Lyndon Johnson
Preceded by Seat Created
Succeeded by Ronald L. Buckwalter
Democratic Leader
of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
January 6, 1959 – November 30, 1962
Preceded by John Dent
Succeeded by John Devlin
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 7th district
In office
January 6, 1953 – June 28, 1967[1]
Preceded by Maxwell Rosenfeld
Succeeded by Freeman Hankins
Personal details
Born June 27, 1922
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died November 9, 2005(2005-11-09) (aged 83)
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic

Charles R. Weiner (June 27, 1922 – November 9, 2005) was a United States federal judge and former member of the Pennsylvania Senate.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Weiner was in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. He thereafter received an A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1947, an LL.B. from Temple University School of Law in 1949, an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1976. He was an Assistant district attorney of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania from 1952 to 1953, and was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1953 to 1967, serving as minority floor leader from 1959 to 1960 and from 1963 to 1964, and as majority floor leader from 1961 to 1962. During this time, he maintained a private practice in Philadelphia.

On May 24, 1967, Weiner was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania created by 80 Stat. 75. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 12, 1967, and received his commission on June 14, 1967. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1988, serving in that capacity until his death, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.


  1. ^ Cox, Harold (July 29, 2004). "Pennsylvania Senate - 1967-1968" (PDF). Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
Ronald L. Buckwalter