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Cyril Wecht
Allegheny County Medical Examiner
In office
December 29, 2005 – January 20, 2006
Preceded by Himself as Coroner
Succeeded by Abdulrezak Shakir (Acting)
Allegheny County Coroner
In office
January 1, 1996 – December 29, 2005
Preceded by F. James Gregis (Acting)
Succeeded by Himself as Medical Examiner
In office
January 2, 1970 – January 9, 1980
Preceded by Ralph Stalter
Succeeded by Joshua Perper (Acting)
Member of the Allegheny County
Board of Commissioners
In office
January 7, 1980 – January 2, 1984
Preceded by Jim Flaherty
Succeeded by Pete Flaherty
Chairperson of the
Allegheny County Democratic Party
In office
June 1, 1978 – May 30, 1984
Preceded by Eugene Coon
Succeeded by Ed Stevens
Personal details
Born
Cyril Harrison Wecht

March 20, 1931 (1931-03-20) (age 90)
Dunkard Township, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh (B.S.), (M.D.), (LLB)
University of Maryland School of Law (J.D.)
Occupation Forensic pathologist
Politician
Attorney
a.Shakir held the title of Acting Medical Examiner while a national search was undertaken to find a permanent successor to Wecht. In December 2006, Karl Williams was formally appointed Medical Examiner.
b.Gregis held the title of Acting Coroner from the date of Joshua Perper's resignation in July of 1994, until Wecht was elected to permanently fill the vacancy.
c.Perper held the title of Acting Coroner from the date of Wecht's resignation, until the State Supreme Court upheld Dr. Sanford Edberg's appointment to the office on March 2, 1981.

Cyril Harrison Wecht (born March 20, 1931) is an American forensic pathologist. He is perhaps best known for his criticism of the Warren Commission's findings concerning the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

He has been the president of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American College of Legal Medicine, and headed the board of trustees of the American Board of Legal Medicine. He was County Commissioner and Allegheny County Coroner and Medical Examiner serving Pittsburgh.

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