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judge , lawyer

Nathaniel Ewing was a United States federal judge.


Ewing, Nathaniel was born on June 17, 1848 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Judge John Kennedy and Ellen Louisa (Willson) Ewing.


Bachelor of Arts, College of New Jersey (now Princeton), with honor, 1869, A.M., 1872.


Born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Ewing received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1869 and an A.M. from Princeton University in 1872. He was in private practice in Uniontown, Pennsylvania from 1871 to 1887. He was a judge on the 14th Judicial District of Pennsylvania from 1887 to 1899, returning to private practice in Uniontown from 1900 to 1906.

On September 25, 1906, Ewing received a recess appointment from Theodore Roosevelt to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania vacated by Joseph Buffington. Formally nominated on December 3, 1906, Ewing was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 11, 1906, and received his commission the same day. Ewing served in that capacity for less than a year and a half, resigning on January 31, 1908.

He was then chairman of the Pennsylvania State Railroad Commission from 1908 to 1913, and chairman of the Public Service Commission of Pennsylvania from 1913 to 1914.


Married Sallie E. Mitchell, October 22, 1878.

Judge John Kennedy Ewing

Ellen Louisa (Willson) Ewing

Sallie E. Mitchell