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Fred Paul Anthony

Fred Paul Anthony, American judge. Bar: Kentucky 1958, Pennsylvania 1961. Named Citizen of the Year National Association Social Workers 1976, Man of the Year University Notre Dame Club of Erie 1978; recipient: Criminal Justice Award Mercyhurst College 1980, Leadership Award, Youth Services Coordinating Council of Erie 1980, Distinguished Services Award, Children's Welfare Association 1981, Educational Service Award Phi Delta Kappa, 1982.


  • Anthony, Fred Paul was born on August 26, 1935 in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Fred Peter and Marion (Scharrer) Anthony.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Louisville, 1955. Juris Doctor, University Louisville, 1958.


    • Assistant staff Judge Advocate United States Air Force, Reno, 1958-1961. Private practice Erie, Pennsylvania, 1961-1971. Judge Court of Common Pleas 6th District Pennsylvania, since 1971.

      Member Juvenile Court Judges' Commission, since 1973. Lead judge and co-chairman, Permanent Families Task Force for Pennsylvania.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Kentucky 1958, Pennsylvania 1961.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Active in Erie County Child Abuse Council and Single Parent Task Force. Initiator numerous youth and family related programs. Chairman Juvenile Delinquency Section for Standards and Goals Convention on Criminal Justice in Pennsylvania, 1975.

    Board trustees Villa Maria Academy, Board of Catholic Social Services. President Cystic fibrosis Association. Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, National Council of Family & Juvenile Court Judges, Pennsylvania State Trial Judges' Conference, National Trial Lawyers Association Sierra Club of Erie.


    • Married Maureen Alice VonHoven, August 26, 1956. Children: Fred Junior, Sue Anne, Stephen, Keith, Kevin.
    • father: Fred Peter Anthony
    • mother: Marion (Scharrer) Anthony
    • spouse: Maureen Alice VonHoven
    • children: Fred Junior Anthony
    • Sue Anne Anthony
    • Stephen Anthony
    • Keith Anthony
    • Kevin Anthony
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    Born August 26, 1935