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Judge James F. Proud

Judge James F. Proud

Judge James F. Proud was nominated by the Governor of Pennsylvania and confirmed unanimously by the Pennsylvania Senate to fill a vacancy created by the death of Judge Semeraro.  Judge Proud's term began on December 23, 1996.  In 1997, he was elected to a ten year term and was retained in 2007 to serve a second ten year term.  He served as Register of Wills for Delaware County from 1990 to 1996.  Judge Proud holds his under graduate degree from Villanova University. He also holds a Master of Public Administration Degree from Golden Gate University.  His Law Degree is from Villanova and he received a Master of Laws Degree from Temple University.

In 1971, Judge Proud was Honorably Discharged from the United States Army after three years of service.  He was Commissioned a Lieutenant after completing the Army’s Engineer Officer Candidate School.  He was designated an Honor Graduate after graduating first among fifty-five Officer Candidates.  He served as an Electronic and Cryptologic Warfare Officer. Judge Proud participated in many civic activities including a thirteen year term as member of the Board of School  Directors for the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District where he served as Board President for five years.  Judge Proud served as President of the Delaware County Bar Association in 1991. He also served as the President of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Southeast Delaware County.   Judge Proud was a Member of the Board for the Delaware County Legal Assistance Association, Inc. for thirteen years, having served as President from 1982 to 1994

Judge Proud is married and is the father of four children.


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