History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
McPherson, John Bayard
Born November 5, 1846, in Harrisburg, PA
Died January 20, 1919, in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by William McKinley on February 28, 1899, to a seat vacated by William Butler. Confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1899, and received commission on March 2, 1899. Service terminated on April 8, 1912, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by William H. Taft on March 16, 1912, to a seat vacated by William Mershon Lanning. Confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1912, and received commission on April 3, 1912. Service terminated on January 20, 1919, due to death.

Education:
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), A.B., 1866
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), A.M., 1869
Read law, 1870

Professional Career:
Private practice, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1870-
District attorney, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 1874-1877
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County [Pennsylvania], 1882-1899
Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, 1890-

 

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