History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Butler, William
Born December 2, 1822, in Chester County, PA
Died November 2, 1909, in Chester County, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Rutherford B. Hayes on February 12, 1879, to a seat vacated by John Cadwalader. Confirmed by the Senate on February 19, 1879, and received commission on February 19, 1879. Service terminated on January 31, 1899, due to retirement.

Education:
Read law, 1845

Professional Career:
Private practice, West Chester, Pennsylvania,
District attorney, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1856-1859
President judge, Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County [Pennsylvania], 1861-1879

 

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