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James Hay Reed

James Hay Reed

7th Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


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

Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on February 10, 1891, to a seat vacated by Marcus W. Acheson; Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1891, and received commission on February 20, 1891.

Service terminated on January 15, 1892, due to resignation.

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1875-1891

Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1892-1927

Western University of Pennsylvania (now U. of Pittsburgh), A.M., 1872
Read law, 1875

Born September 10, 1853, in Allegheny, PA

Died June 17, 1927, in Pittsburgh, PA

Personal Interest:
Born in a house upon which the North Side Commons is currently located.
Historical marker in honor of James Hay Reed, Carnegie Science Center, North Side, was dedicated December 1958 and reflects: “…Distinguished as a lawyer. Counselor to a majority of the leaders of business who built the corporations which made Pittsburgh leader in American industry”.