Notice: All courts will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22-23, 2018 in observance of Thanksgiving Day, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court, Bail Acceptance and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.

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PortraitNameTitleCourt
Edward J. Bradley
President Judge
1975 - 1990
Court of Common Pleas
The Honorable Edward J. Bradley served as the President Judge of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1990. Full Biography
D. Donald  Jamieson
President Judge
1970 - 1973
Court of Common Pleas
Judge Jamieson was elected unanimously by his fellow Judges to serve as the President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the First Judicial District in 1970. He served as President Judge until 1973. Full Biography
Vincent A. Carroll
President Judge
1968 - 1970
Court of Common Pleas
Judge Carroll was nominated to serve as the Court of Common Pleas' first President Judge in 1968. He continued to serve as President Judge until his retirement in 1970. Full Biography
Charles  Klein
President Judge
1952 - 1968
Court of Common Pleas
Orphans' Division
Judge Charles Klein became President Judge of Orphans' Court in January of 1952. He served in that role until the consolidation of the courts by the adoption of constitutional amendments in 1968. Subsequently, he became Administrative Judge of the Orphans' Court Division of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, a role he held until he became a Senior Judge in January, 1976. Full Biography

Please note: The Judicial Art and History of City Hall is an ongoing project; it is not complete. More Judicial biographies and portraits will be added to the website as the information is compiled.


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