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.

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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