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Name Willson, Joseph Putnam
City Philadelphia
State PA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born January 7, 1902, in Bath, NY
Died August 3, 1998, in Smethport, PA

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born January 7, 1902, in Bath, NY
Died August 3, 1998, in Smethport, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 8, 1953, to a seat vacated by Owen M. Burns. Confirmed by the Senate on July 14, 1953, and received commission on July 14, 1953. Assumed senior status on October 18, 1968. Service terminated on August 3, 1998, due to death.

Education:
University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1926
Temple University School of Law, LL.B., 1931

Professional Career:

Private practice, Smethport, Pennsylvania, 1931-1953
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1942-1945
Member, Pennsylvania Game Commission, 1948-1953
Special master, Supreme Court of the United States, 1964-1972


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