History of the Federal Judiciary

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Stewart, William Alvah
Born August 16, 1903, in Pittsburgh, PA
Died April 9, 1953

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Harry S Truman on February 27, 1951, to a seat vacated by Nelson McVicar. Confirmed by the Senate on April 24, 1951, and received commission on April 25, 1951. Service terminated on April 9, 1953, due to death.

Amherst College, A.B., 1925
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1928

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1928-1951
Instructor, Duquesne Law School, 1930-1942
Assistant city solicitor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1934-1936
Assistant county solicitor, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1936-1938
City solicitor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1938-1942
U.S. Army, JAG Department, 1942-1946
City councilman, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1946-1951
Member, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1947-1951


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