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.

Education:
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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