T. McKeen Chidsey

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Thomas McKeen Chidsey
Thomas McKeen Chidsey, 1884-1958.jpg
Photo, c. 1950
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
In office
July 6, 1950 – April 19, 1958
Attorney General of Pennsylvania
In office
January 21, 1947 – July 5, 1950
GovernorJames H. Duff
Preceded byJames H. Duff
Succeeded byCharles J. Margiotti
Personal details
Born(1884-01-26)January 26, 1884
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 19, 1958(1958-04-19) (aged 74)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Ellen Lea
Alma materLafayette College, University of Pennsylvania Law School
OccupationJudge, lawyer

Thomas McKeen Chidsey (January 26, 1884 – April 19, 1958) was a Pennsylvania lawyer and judge. He served a term as the state's Attorney General, and was an Associate Justice of the state's Supreme Court.

Life and career[edit]

Chidsey was born the son of Andrew Dwight and Emily McKeen Chidsey. He was admitted to the bar in 1907. In 1913, he married Ellen Lea, they would have two daughters.[1]

He was District Attorney for Northampton County, 1920–23. He was appointed Attorney General in 1947. He was appointed in 1950 to fill a vacancy on the state's Supreme Court, and was then elected to a full 21-year term. He died in 1958.[2]


  1. ^ Allen 1950, p. 575.
  2. ^ "Justice T. McKeen Chidsey Dies at 74; Pennsylvania Supreme Court Member". New York Times. April 20, 1958. p. 84.

Further reading[edit]

  • Allen, Alice, ed. (1950). The Pennsylvania Manual. 89.
Legal offices
Preceded by
James H. Duff
Attorney General of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
Charles J. Margiotti