Marcus Wilson Acheson
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit|
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|
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|
January 14, 1880 – February 3, 1891
|Appointed by||Rutherford Hayes|
|Preceded by||Winthrop Ketcham|
|Succeeded by||James Reed|
June 7, 1828|
Washington, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||June 21, 1906
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Education||Washington and Jefferson College (BA)|
Marcus Wilson Acheson (June 7, 1828 – June 21, 1906) was a United States federal judge.
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
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
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.
He died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Marcus Wilson Acheson at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Acheson's entry at Burke's Peerage and Gentry
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
|Judge of the United States Circuit Court for the Third Circuit
|New seat||Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit