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John Wilson McIlvaine

Judge Gourley

23rd 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 March 20, 1955, to a new seat created by 68 Stat. 8; Confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 1955; received commission on August 1, 1955; sworn in on August 19, 1955.

Service terminated on July 1, 1963, due to death.

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1932-

FirstAssistant District Attorney, Washington County, Pennsylvania, 1952-1953

U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1953-1955

Washington and Jefferson College, B.S., 1928
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, LL.B., 1932

Born June 22, 1907, in Washington, PA
Died July 1, 1963, after suffering a heart attack in a 6th Floor courtroom at the Federal Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA, and died on a couch outside the courtroom.

Personal Interest:
U.S. Army Air Corps Lieutenant Colonel, 7th Bomber Command, World War II