William D. Hutchinson

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William D. Hutchinson
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
In office
August 6, 1987 – October 8, 1995
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Arlin M. Adams
Succeeded by Marjorie Rendell
Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
In office
1982–1987
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 125th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 4, 1982
Preceded by Joseph Manbeck
Succeeded by William E. Baldwin
Personal details
Born William D. Hutchinson
(1932-06-20)June 20, 1932
Minersville, Pennsylvania
Died October 8, 1995(1995-10-08) (aged 63)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Republican
Residence Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Education Moravian College (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)

William D. Hutchinson (June 20, 1932 – October 8, 1995) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a Republican politician from Pennsylvania.

Education and career[edit]

Hutchinson was born in Minersville, Pennsylvania, graduating as valedictorian from Minersville High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Moravian College in 1954. He received a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1957. He was in private practice of law in Pottsville, Pennsylvania from 1958 to 1981. He was an assistant district attorney of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1968. He was a county solicitor for Schuylkill County from 1969 to 1972. He was a Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1972 to 1982, serving four terms.[1] He was a Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1982 to 1987.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Hutchinson was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 26, 1987, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated by Judge Arlin M. Adams. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 1987, and received commission on August 6, 1987. His service was terminated on October 8, 1995, due to death.[2]

Death[edit]

Hutchinson died of cancer on October 8, 1995, at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cox, Harold (November 3, 2004). "Pennsylvania House of Representatives - 1981-1982" (PDF). Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 
  2. ^ a b "Hutchinson, William D. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  3. ^ "William D. Hutchinson, Federal Judge, 63". AP. 11 October 1995 – via The New York Times. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Arlin M. Adams
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
1987–1995
Succeeded by
Marjorie Rendell