John William Ditter Jr.
John William Ditter Jr. (born October 19, 1921) is a United States federal judge.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ditter received a B.A. from Ursinus College in 1943 and served as a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He then received an LL.B. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1948. He worked as a law clerk for the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania from 1948 to 1950, and as an assistant district attorney of Montgomery County in 1951. He returned to the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1951 to 1953, and was again a Montgomery County assistant district attorney from 1953 to 1955, and a first assistant district attorney there from 1956 to 1960. He also maintained a private practice in Ambler, Pennsylvania from 1953 to 1963. He was a judge on the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County from 1964 to 1970.
On September 28, 1970, Ditter was nominated by President Richard M. Nixon to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 8, 1970, and received his commission on October 15, 1970. He assumed senior status on October 19, 1986.
- John William Ditter Jr. at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
| Succeeded by|
Robert S. Gawthrop III