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Acheson family of Washington, Pennsylvania

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Marcus W. Acheson Marcus Wilson Acheson (1828-1906) — also known as Marcus W. Acheson — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Washington, Washington County, Pa., June 7, 1828. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1880-91; Judge of U.S. Circuit Court for the 3rd Circuit, 1891-1906; died in office 1906; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1891-1906; died in office 1906. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., June 21, 1906 (age 78 years, 14 days). Interment at Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of David Acheson (1769-1851) and Mary Cunningham (Wilson) Acheson (1787-1872); married to Sophie Reiter (1840-1894); uncle of Alexander Wilson Acheson, Ernest Francis Acheson and Charles Louis Valcoulon Acheson (1873-1951).
  Political family: Acheson family of Washington, Pennsylvania.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
  Image source: Twentieth-Century Bench and Bar of Pennsylvania (1903)
  Alexander Wilson Acheson (1842-1934) — also known as Alexander W. Acheson; Sandie Acheson — of Denison, Grayson County, Tex. Born in Washington, Washington County, Pa., October 12, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; physician; surgeon; candidate for Governor of Texas, 1906; candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1916; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 4th District, 1920. Presbyterian. Member, Elks. Died in Denison, Grayson County, Tex., September 7, 1934 (age 91 years, 330 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Denison, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Judge Alexander Wilson Acheson (1809-1890) and Jane Belch (Wishart) Acheson (1815-1887); brother of Ernest Francis Acheson; married, June 20, 1864, to Sarah M. Cooke (1844-1899); nephew of Marcus Wilson Acheson (1828-1906); first cousin of Charles Louis Valcoulon Acheson.
  Political family: Acheson family of Washington, Pennsylvania.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ernest Francis Acheson (1855-1917) — also known as Ernest F. Acheson — of Washington, Washington County, Pa. Born in Washington, Washington County, Pa., September 19, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884, 1896; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 24th District, 1895-1909. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Washington, Washington County, Pa., May 16, 1917 (age 61 years, 239 days). Interment at Washington Cemetery, Washington, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Judge Alexander Wilson Acheson (1809-1890) and Jane Belch (Wishart) Acheson (1815-1887); brother of Alexander Wilson Acheson; married, November 22, 1882, to Jane B. Stewart; nephew of Marcus Wilson Acheson (1828-1906); first cousin of Charles Louis Valcoulon Acheson.
  Political family: Acheson family of Washington, Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Louis Valcoulon Acheson (1873-1951) — also known as Charles L. V. Acheson — of Washington, Washington County, Pa. Born in Washington, Washington County, Pa., October 21, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916 (alternate), 1920, 1932. Died, from carcinoma of colon, in Washington, Washington County, Pa., June 12, 1951 (age 77 years, 234 days). Interment at Washington Cemetery, Washington, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of James Cunningham Acheson (1824-1895) and Mary (Bureau) Acheson (1842-1917); nephew of Marcus Wilson Acheson (1828-1906); first cousin of Alexander Wilson Acheson and Ernest Francis Acheson.
  Political family: Acheson family of Washington, Pennsylvania.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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