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William Hutchinson

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William D. Hutchinson (1932-1995) was a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Hutchinson was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 26, 1987, to a seat vacated by Arlin Adams; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 5, 1987, and received commission the next day. He served until his death on October 8, 1995.[1]


  • Moravian College, B.A., 1954
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1957

Professional career

  • Private practice, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, 1958-1981
  • Assistant district attorney, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1963-1968
  • County solicitor, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1969-1972
  • Member, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1972-1982
  • Justice, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1982-1987


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Arlin Adams
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Marjorie Rendell