Judge MacElree was born and raised in
After being appointed to the Court in 1992, he was elected to a ten-year term in November 1993. He served on the Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania from 1996 until 2000. He was a candidate for the Superior Court in 1997. In 2003 he ran for retention and was elected to another ten-year term. In 2009 he was elected by his fellow judges as President Judge to serve a five-year term.
Judge MacElree has served in Family Court, Criminal Court and
Judge MacElree has lectured at various colleges, universities, schools, training academies and CLE courses for the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He has been active in numerous community organizations. He is married to Linda L. MacElree and has an adult daughter.