History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Acheson, Marcus Wilson
Born June 7, 1828, in Washington, PA
Died June 21, 1906, in Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Rutherford B. Hayes on January 6, 1880, to a seat vacated by Winthrop Ketcham. Confirmed by the Senate on January 14, 1880, and received commission on January 14, 1880. Service terminated on February 9, 1891, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on January 23, 1891, to a seat vacated by William McKennan. Confirmed by the Senate on February 3, 1891, and received commission on February 3, 1891. Service terminated on June 21, 1906, due to death.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Assigned on June 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Service terminated on June 21, 1906, due to death.

Education:
Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson College), B.A., 1845
Read law, 1852

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1852-1880

 

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