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Gourley, Wallace Samuel

Born August 4, 1904, in Wellsville, OH
Died September 23, 1976

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the 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.

Ohio State University College of Law (now Michael E. Moritz 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
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1968-1970