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Joseph Putnam Willson

Joseph Putnam Willson

21st Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 8, 1953, to a seat vacated by Owen M. Burns; Confirmed by the Senate on July 14, 1953; received commission on July 14, 1953; sworn in on July 24, 1953.

Assumed senior status on October 18, 1968.

Service terminated on August 3, 1998, due to death.

Professional Career:
Private practice, Smethport, Pennsylvania, 1931-1953

Special Master, Supreme Court of the United States, 1964 - 1972

University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1926
Temple University School of Law, LL.B., 1931

Born January 7, 1902, in Bath, NY
Died August 3, 1998, in Smethport, PA

Personal Interest:
Played professional football with the Buffalo Rangers
U.S. Naval Reserves, 1942-1945
Member, Pennsylvania Game Commission, 1948-1953