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Wilson McCandless

Wilson McCandless

4th Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


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

Nominated by James Buchanan on February 3, 1859, to a seat vacated by Thomas Irwin; Confirmed by the Senate on February 8, 1859, and received commission on February 8, 1859.

Service terminated on July 24, 1876, due to retirement.

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1831-1859

Member, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1865 - 1869

Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1876-1882

Western University, B.A., 1826
Read law, 1831

Born June 19, 1810, in Pittsburgh, PA
Died June 30, 1882, in Pittsburgh, PA;
Internment at Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA

Personal Interest:
Founder of McCandless Township