Past President Judges' Portraits to be unveiled in ceremony

On Thursday January 26, 2017, at 3:45 pm the Westmoreland Bar Association will continue its long-standing tradition of presenting framed portraits of Past President Judges for hanging in the Westmoreland County Courthouse.

The WBA will conduct a ceremony to unveil the portraits of six Past President Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County. The unveiling ceremony will include opening remarks from the WBA President John M. Noble and current President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County, The Honorable Richard E. McCormick Jr.

Four of the Past President Judges: Charles H. Loughran, Daniel J. Ackerman, John E. Blahovec, and Gary P. Caruso, will be present to provide brief commentaries about their time on the bench. At the conclusion of the ceremony, attendees will be invited to visit each of the courtrooms where these judges’ portraits will hang.

The ceremony and reception are sponsored by the Westmoreland Bar Association and members of the press are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Westmoreland Bar Association at 724-834-6730 or

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