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U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Ketcham, Winthrop Welles
5th Commissioned Judge
Judge Ketcham

Federal Judicial Service:

United States District Court,
Western District of Pennsylvania

Nominated by Ulysses Grant
on June 7, 1876,
to a seat vacated byWilson McCandless;,

by the Senate on June 26, 1876, and received commission on June 26, 1876. Service terminated on December 6, 1879, due to death.


Professional Career:
Teacher, Girard College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1848-1849
Private practice, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1850-1855
Prothonotary, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, 1855-1858
Pennsylvania State Representative, 1858
Pennsylvania State Senator, 1859-1861
Private practice, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1861-1863
Solicitor, U.S. Court of Claims, 1864-1866
Private practice, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1867-1873
U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1873-1876

Read law, 1850

Born June 29, 1820, in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Died December 6, 1879, in Pittsburgh, PA