History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Ketcham, Winthrop Welles
Born June 29, 1820, in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Died December 6, 1879, in Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on June 7, 1876, to a seat vacated by Wilson McCandless. Confirmed by the Senate on June 26, 1876, and received commission on June 26, 1876. Service terminated on December 6, 1879, due to death.

Read law, 1850

Professional Career:
Teacher, Girard College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1848-1849
Private practice, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1850-1855, 1861-1863, 1867-1873
Prothonotary, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, 1855-1858
State representative, Pennsylvania, 1858
State senator, Pennsylvania, 1859-1861
Solicitor, U.S. Court of Claims, 1864-1866
U.S. representative from Pennsylvania, 1873-1876


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