William Wilkins

Personal

Birthday: 
12/20/1779
Birthplace: 
Carlisle, PA
Date of Death: 
6/23/1865
Place of Death: 
Homewood, near Pittsburgh, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1801-1806, 1808-1815, 1836-1843, 1845- , 1858-1865
Private practice, Lexington, Kentucky, 1806-1807
President, Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] City Council, 1816-1819
State representative, Pennsylvania, 1819-1820
President judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Fifth Judicial District, 1820-1824
U.S. representative from Pennsylvania, 1829-1830, 1843-1844
U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, 1831-1834
Minister to Russia, U.S. Department of State, 1834-1836
Secretary of War, 1844-1845
State senator, Pennsylvania, 1855-1857

Education

Name of School: 
Read law
Degree Year: 
1801
Name of School - Second: 
Dickinson College
Degree Year - Second: 
1802

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Court Name: 

Pennsylvania Western District Court

President Nominating: 
James Monroe
Party Affiliation of President: 
Jeffersonian Republican
Commission Date: 
05/12/1824
Termination Date: 
04/14/1831
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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