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Manuscript Group 476
WILLIAM HUTCHINSON PAPERS
1989-1997
30 cubic feet


Judge William Hutchinson was born in Minersville, Pennsylvania on June 20, 1932. He graduated from Moravian College in 1954 and earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1957. He entered into private practice at Pottsville, Pennsylvania, 1958-1981; served as assistant district attorney for Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1963-1968; county solicitor for Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1969-1972; member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1972-1982; Judge of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1982-1987; and then Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was nominated to the Third Circuit by Ronald Reagan on June 26, 1987, confirmed by the Senate on August 5, 1987, and received his commission on August 6, 1987. He served until his death on on October 8, 1995. These papers relate primarily to Merit Panels on which the judge served. The entire collection is restricted until August 13, 2014, and public access cannot be granted until then without prior approval from the donor.

As of October 2009, this collection remains unprocessed.



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