William W. Caldwell

William W. Caldwell

1925 -


Interview Length: 49 minutes

Interview Date: January 26, 2010

Interview Location: Commonwealth Media Services, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA




A lifelong resident of Harrisburg, the Honorable William Caldwell attended William Penn High School and enjoyed playing the trombone in the marching band and orchestra. Following graduation he enlisted in the Air Force, graduated from Dickinson School of Law (L.L.B) and established his law practice from 1951 to 1970. He served as assistant district attorney to the counsel/chairman of the board of arbitration of claims. In 1970 he became Judge, Court of Common Pleas in Dauphin County. In 1982 he was nominated by President Reagan and selected to become U.S. District Court Judge. He assumed senior status in 1994. He has a remarkable memory of the major political figures of Harrisburg, especially of M. Harvey Taylor.