History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Gourley, Wallace Samuel
Born August 4, 1904, in Wellsville, OH
Died September 23, 1976

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Harry S Truman on November 2, 1945, to a seat vacated by Frederic P. Schoonmaker. Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1945, and received commission on November 29, 1945. Served as chief judge, 1951-1969. Assumed senior status on August 4, 1969. Service terminated on September 23, 1976, due to death.

Education:
Ohio State University College of Law, LL.B., 1929

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1929-1936
Investigator, Retail Credit Company, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1929-1936
First assistant district attorney, Washington County, Pennsylvania, 1936-1944
State senator, Pennsylvania, 1941-1945

 

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