History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Thomson, W. H. Seward
Born December 16, 1856, in Beaver County, PA
Died November 29, 1932

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on July 7, 1914, to a seat vacated by James S. Young. Confirmed by the Senate on July 21, 1914, and received commission on July 21, 1914. Assumed senior status on February 21, 1928. Service terminated on November 29, 1932, due to death.

Washington and Jefferson College
Marshall College (now Marshall University)
Read law, 1880

Professional Career:
Private practice, Beaver, Pennsylvania, 1881-1894
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1894-1914


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