David Henry Stahl

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David Henry Stahl
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
In office
October 11, 1968 – February 21, 1970
Nominated by Lyndon Johnson
Preceded by Seat Created
Succeeded by Max Rosenn
Attorney General of Pennsylvania
In office
August 29, 1961 – January 15, 1963
Governor David Lawrence
Preceded by Anne Alpern
Succeeded by Walter Alessandroni
Personal details
Born (1920-05-29)May 29, 1920
Ukraine, Soviet Union
Died February 21, 1970(1970-02-21) (aged 49)
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh

David Henry Stahl (May 29, 1920 – February 21, 1970) was an American attorney and federal judge.

Stahl was born in Ukraine in the Soviet Union. He received an A.B. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1942 and an LL.B. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1949. He was in the United States Army beginning in 1942, and was appointed Attorney General of Pennsylvania by Governor David Lawrence in 1961. In 1963 he became first executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He was a City solicitor in Pittsburgh from 1965 to 1968.

Stahl was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on August 2, 1968 to a new seat created by 82 Stat. 184. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 10, 1968 and received his commission on October 11, 1968. Stahl served in that capacity until his death in 1970.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Anne X. Alpern
Attorney General of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
Walter E. Alessandroni
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Succeeded by
Max Rosenn