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Buffington, Joseph

  Judge Buffington

8th Commissioned Judge, U.S. District Court,
Western District of Pennsylvania

Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. 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. 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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