History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
McKennan, William
Born September 27, 1816, in Washington, PA
Died October 27, 1893, in Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on December 8, 1869, to a new seat authorized by 16 Stat. 44. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1869, and received commission on December 22, 1869. Service terminated on January 3, 1891, due to retirement.

Education:
Yale College
Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson College), 1833
Read law, 1837

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1837-1852
Deputy attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1837-1839
Burgess, Washington Borough, Pennsylvania, 1847

 

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