T. McKeen Chidsey
Thomas McKeen Chidsey (January 26, 1884 – April 19, 1958) was a Pennsylvania lawyer and judge. He served a term as the state's Attorney General, and was an Associate Justice of the state's Supreme Court.
Thomas McKeen Chidsey
Photo, c. 1950
|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania|
July 6, 1950 – April 19, 1958
|Attorney General of Pennsylvania|
January 21, 1947 – July 5, 1950
|Governor||James H. Duff|
|Preceded by||James H. Duff|
|Succeeded by||Charles J. Margiotti|
|Born||January 26, 1884|
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
|Died||April 19, 1958 (aged 74)|
|Alma mater||Lafayette College, University of Pennsylvania Law School|
Life and careerEdit
Chidsey was born the son of Andrew Dwight and Emily McKeen Chidsey. He was admitted to the bar in 1907. In 1913, he married Ellen Lea, they would have two daughters.
He was District Attorney for Northampton County, 1920–23. He was appointed Attorney General in 1947. He was appointed in 1950 to fill a vacancy on the state's Supreme Court, and was then elected to a full 21-year term. He died in 1958.
- Allen 1950, p. 575.
- "Justice T. McKeen Chidsey Dies at 74; Pennsylvania Supreme Court Member". New York Times. April 20, 1958. p. 84.