Thomas J. Terputac
|Judge of the Washington County Courts of Common Pleas|
|Succeeded by||Paul Pozonsky|
|Born||January 27, 1927|
|Died||June 24, 2014 87)(aged|
|Residence||Washington County, Pennsylvania|
|Alma mater||University of Pittsburgh|
Thomas J. Terputac (January 11, 1927 - June 26, 2014) . He was a former judge of the Courts of Common Pleas in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
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There soon will be one fewer judge in the Washington County Courthouse. Senior Judge Thomas J. Terputac will be hanging up his robe permanently at the end of the year after a legal career of 53 years, including 28 years as a judge in Washington County. Terputac turned 80 in 1997 January but was permitted by the state Supreme Court to continue serving as senior judge through the end of 2007...
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