History of the Federal Judiciary

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Burns, Owen McIntosh
Born September 6, 1892, in Danville, IL
Died October 26, 1952

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on October 21, 1949, to a new seat authorized by 63 Stat. 493; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950. Confirmed by the Senate on March 8, 1950, and received commission on March 9, 1950. Service terminated on October 26, 1952, due to death.

University of Illinois, A.B., 1916
University of Illinois College of Law, LL.B., 1921

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, Infantry, World War I
Private practice, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1921-1947
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1947-1949

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, October 15, 1949; no Senate vote


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