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Winthrop Welles Ketcham

Winthrop Welles Ketcham

5th Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


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

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