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U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Buffington, Joseph
8th Commissioned Judge
Judge Buffington

Federal Judicial Service:

United States District Court,
Western District of Pennsylvania


Nominated by Benjamin Harrison
on February 10, 1892,
to a seat vacated by James H. Reed;

Confirmed
by the Senate on February 23, 1892, and received commission on February 23, 1892.
Service terminated on September 25, 1906, due to appointment to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

 

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Theodore Roosevelt on September 25, 1906, to a seat vacated by Marcus Wilson Acheson; nominated on December 3, 1906; Confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 1906, and received commission
on December 11, 1906. Assumed senior status on June 1, 1938. Service terminated on October 21, 1947, due to death.

Professional Career:
Private practice, Kittanning, Pennsylvania, 1878-1892

Education:
Trinity College, Hartford, CT, A.B., 1875
Read law, 1878

Personal:
Born September 5, 1855, in Kittanning, PA
Died October 21, 1947, in Pittsburgh, PA

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