World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Nelson McVicar

Article Id: WHEBN0021826439
Reproduction Date:

Title: Nelson McVicar  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: McVicar, William Alvah Stewart
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Nelson McVicar

Nelson McVicar (January 25, 1871 – December 20, 1960) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, McVicar attended the University of Michigan Law School and read law to enter the bar in 1896. He was in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1896 to 1925. He was a Borough solicitor, Tarentum Borough, Pennsylvania from 1896 to 1925. He was a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly from 1914 to 1924. He was a judge on the Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania from 1925 to 1928.

McVicar was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. McVicar received a recess appointment from President Calvin Coolidge on September 14, 1928, to a seat vacated by W.H. Seward Thomson. Formally nominated on December 6, 1928. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 17, 1928, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1949-1951. He assumed senior status on February 1, 1951. McVicar served in that capacity until December 20, 1960, due to his death.

He died in Tarentum, Pennsylvania.


  • Federal Judicial Center.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.