Marcus Wilson Acheson

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Marcus Wilson Acheson
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Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
In office
June 16, 1891 – June 21, 1906
Appointed byoperation of law
Preceded bySeat established by 26 Stat. 826
Succeeded byJoseph Buffington
Judge of the United States Circuit Courts for the Third Circuit
In office
February 3, 1891 – June 21, 1906
Appointed byBenjamin Harrison
Preceded byWilliam McKennan
Succeeded byJoseph Buffington
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
In office
January 14, 1880 – February 9, 1891
Appointed byRutherford B. Hayes
Preceded byWinthrop Welles Ketcham
Succeeded byJames Hay Reed
Personal details
Born
Marcus Wilson Acheson

(1828-06-07)June 7, 1828
Washington, Pennsylvania
DiedJune 21, 1906(1906-06-21) (aged 78)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
EducationWashington & Jefferson College (B.A.)

Marcus Wilson Acheson (June 7, 1828 – June 21, 1906) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and of the United States Circuit Courts for the Third Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Education and career[edit]

Born on June 7, 1828, in Washington, Pennsylvania, Acheson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1845 from Washington College (now Washington & Jefferson College) and read law in 1852. He was in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1852 to 1880.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Acheson was nominated by President Rutherford B. Hayes on January 6, 1880, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania vacated by Judge Winthrop Welles Ketcham. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 14, 1880, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on February 9, 1891, due to his elevation to the Third Circuit.[1]

Acheson was nominated by President Benjamin Harrison on January 23, 1891, to a seat on the United States Circuit Courts for the Third Circuit vacated by Judge William McKennan. He was confirmed by the Senate on February 3, 1891, and received his commission the same day. Acheson was assigned by operation of law to additional and concurrent service on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on June 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826 (Evarts Act). His service terminated on June 21, 1906, due to his death in Pittsburgh.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Winthrop Welles Ketcham
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
1880–1891
Succeeded by
James Hay Reed
Preceded by
William McKennan
Judge of the United States Circuit Courts for the Third Circuit
1891–1906
Succeeded by
Joseph Buffington
Preceded by
Seat established by 26 Stat. 826
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
1891–1906
Succeeded by
Joseph Buffington