History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
McCandless, Wilson
Born June 19, 1810, in Pittsburgh, PA
Died June 30, 1882, in Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by James Buchanan on February 3, 1859, to a seat vacated by Thomas Irwin. Confirmed by the Senate on February 8, 1859, and received commission on February 8, 1859. Service terminated on July 24, 1876, due to retirement.

Education:
Western University of Pennsylvania (now University of Pittsburgh), B.A., 1826
Read law, 1831

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1831-1859, 1876-1882
State senator, Pennsylvania

 

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