Veteran York County judge retires after 55 years

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 21, 2012 2:53 PM
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(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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