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Joseph Putnam Willson

Biography of Joseph Putnam Willson

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Willson
  • First Name: Joseph
  • Middle Name: Putnam
  • Date of Birth: January , 7 , 1902
  • Place of Birth (POB): Bath , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Date of Death: August , 3 , 1998
  • Place of Death (POD): Smethport , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Joseph Putnam Willson Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Dwight D. Eisenhower ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 06/08/1953
  • Seat vacated by: Burns , Owen M.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 06/08/1953
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 07/13/1953
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 07/14/1953
  • Commission Date: 07/14/1953
  • Retirement from Active Service: 10/18/1968
  • Date of Termination: 08/03/1998
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Joseph Putnam Willson in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Pennsylvania
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1926

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Temple University School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1931

Joseph Putnam Willson Career Path


  • 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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