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Wylie, Andrew
Born February 25, 1814, in Connorsburg, PA
Died August 1, 1905, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]
Received a recess appointment from Abraham Lincoln on March 18, 1863, to a new seat authorized by 12 Stat. 762; nominated to the same position by Abraham Lincoln on January 5, 1864. Confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 1864, and received commission on January 20, 1864. Service terminated on May 1, 1885, due to retirement.

Education:
Transylvania University
Indiana College (now Indiana University), 1832
Read law, 1837

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1837-1848
City councilman, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
City attorney, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1845
Private practice, Alexandria, Virginia, 1848-ca. 1861
Private practice, Washington, D.C., ca. 1861-1863, 1885-1905

Nominated to Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, March 10, 1863; confirmed, March 12, 1863; Senate voted to reconsider confirmation, March 13, 1863; no subsequent Senate vote
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