Marcus Wilson Acheson

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Marcus 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
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Joseph Buffington
Judge of the United States Circuit Court for the Third Circuit
In office
February 3, 1891 – June 16, 1891
Appointed by Benjamin Harrison
Preceded by William McKennan
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
In office
January 14, 1880 – February 3, 1891
Appointed by Rutherford Hayes
Preceded by Winthrop Ketcham
Succeeded by James Reed
Personal details
Born (1828-06-07)June 7, 1828
Washington, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died June 21, 1906(1906-06-21) (aged 78)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education Washington and Jefferson College (BA)

Marcus Wilson Acheson (June 7, 1828 – June 21, 1906) was a United States federal judge.

Biography[edit]

Acheson was born in Washington, Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Washington College (now Washington & Jefferson College) in 1845. He read law, and was thereafter in private practice of law in Pittsburgh from 1852 to 1880.

District Court 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 Winthrop Ketcham. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 14, 1880, and received his commission that day. Service terminated on February 9, 1891, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Circuit Court and Court of Appeals service[edit]

Acheson nominated by President Benjamin Harrison on January 23, 1891, to a seat on the United States circuit court for the Third Circuit, vacated by William McKennan. He was confirmed by the Senate on February 3, 1891, and received his commission that day. He was concurrently appointed to the newly created United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit by operation of law on June 16, 1891. Service terminated on June 21, 1906, due to death.

Death[edit]

He died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Winthrop Ketcham
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
1880–1891
Succeeded by
James Reed
Preceded by
William McKennan
Judge of the United States Circuit Court for the Third Circuit
1891
Seat abolished
New seat Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
1891–1906
Succeeded by
Joseph Buffington