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Joseph Scofield Ammerman (July 14, 1924 – October 14, 1993) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Joseph S. Ammerman
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byAlbert Johnson
Succeeded byBill Clinger
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 34th district
In office
January 5, 1971 – January 4, 1977[1]
Preceded byDaniel Bailey
Succeeded byDoyle Corman
United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania
In office
Appointed byJohn F. Kennedy
Preceded byHubert Irving Teitelbaum
Succeeded byGustave Diamond
Personal details
Born(1924-07-14)July 14, 1924
Curwensville, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 14, 1993(1993-10-14) (aged 69)
Curwensville, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic

Joseph Ammerman was born in Curwensville, Pennsylvania. He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946. He graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1948 and received his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law in 1950. He was a delegate to Democratic National Convention in 1952. He was the United States attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1961–1963, and a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1970 to 1977.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 95th Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978. After his term in the House, he served as judge, court of common pleas in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania from 1986 to 1993.


  • United States Congress. "Joseph S. Ammerman (id: A000177)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Daniel A. Bailey
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 34th District
Succeeded by
Doyle Corman
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Albert Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1979
Succeeded by
Bill Clinger