(York) -- A district judge in central Pennsylvania is leaving the bench after 55 years.
District Judge Paul Diehl's career began with his appointment by Governor George Leader in 1957 and ended with a surprise retirement party this week.
Diehl is 80 years old, and he's been retired from full-time duties for more than 20 years.
Recently he's be filling in for other magistrates as a senior district judge. He's worked in every district court in York County.
Diehl says he plans to travel, hunt and fish, and spend time with his family.
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