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Samuel J. Roberts

Samuel J. Roberts

American judge
Samuel J. Roberts
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Intro American judge
Was Judge
From United States of America
Type Law
Gender male
Birth 18 February 1907, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Death 5 June 1987, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA (aged 80 years)
Star sign Aquarius
Education
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Biography

Samuel J. Roberts (February 18, 1907 – June 5, 1987) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1983 and Chief Justice from 1983 to 1984.

Biography

Born on February 18, 1907, in Brooklyn, New York, Samuel J. Roberts moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, in his childhood. After graduating Academy High School, he attended the University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.S. degree in 1928, followed by an LL.B. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1931. While in law school, he served as editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar.

Roberts served as an Assistant District Attorney and Special Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania before serving as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy during World War II. After the war, Roberts became Judge of the Orphans Court of Erie County, Pennsylvania, in 1952 and was elected to a full ten-year term in 1953. In 1962, he was elected to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; he was the third PA Supreme Court Justice from Erie County. He assumed office as an Associate Justice in January 1963 and served in that capacity until ascending to become the 53rd Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1983. He served as Chief Justice until 1984, after which he served as a Senior Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Roberts wrote about 1,200 majority/plurality opinions, 500 concurring opinions, and 700 dissents during his tenure as a PA Supreme Court Justice and Chief Justice.

During his career, he also served as Professor of Constitutional Democracy at Gannon University. He served as a trustee of Gannon, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and on the President's Council at Villa Maria College. Roberts died on June 5, 1987, in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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https://www.courtlistener.com/person/5561/samuel-j-roberts/
https://www.eriebar.com/public-roberts-scholarship
http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6129&context=penn_law_review
http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1987/Retired-Chief-Justice-Dead-At-80/id-08f6767843f7c7dde48753f131c23bef
http://eriehalloffame.com/nominees/Roberts.asp
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