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Wallace Samuel Gourley

Wallace Samuel Gourley

16th Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


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

Nominated by Harry S Truman on November 2, 1945, to a seat vacated by Frederic P. Schoonmaker; Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1945; received commission on November 29, 1945; sworn in on December 17, 1945.

Served as chief judge, 1951-1969.

Assumed senior status on August 4, 1969.

Service terminated on September 23, 1976, due to death.

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1929-1936

Investigator, Retail Credit Company, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1929-1936

First Assistant District Attorney, Washington County, Pennsylvania, 1936-1944

Member, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1941-1945

Ohio State University College of Law, LL.B., J.D. 1929

Born August 4, 1904, in Wellsville, OH
Died September 23, 1976