Biography of Christopher Magee, Jr.
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

CHRISTOPHER MAGEE, Jr., of Pittsburg, Pa., a prominent attorney, was born in that city, Oct. 3, 1863, son of Christopher and Elizabeth Louise (McLeod) Magee. Christopher Magee, Sr., was born in Pittsburg, Dec. 5, 1829, and is the son of Christopher and Jane (Watson) Magee. He is a graduate of the Western university, and also of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, from which institution he was graduated in the classics in 1849, and from the law department in 1851. He entered on a successful practice in Allegheny county, secured and maintained high rank as an advocate and counselor, and, in 1886, was appointed judge of the court of common pleas by Governor Patterson. In the fall of that year he was elected to succeed himself in that position for a term of ten years. He also served in the State legislature and in the common council, and is still in the active practice of law, being one of the oldest and most respected members of the Allegheny county bar association. Christopher Magee, Jr., received his classical education at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in the class of 1887. He then read law in the office of Judge Dallas, of Philadelphia, and was graduated from the law department of the University of Pennsylvania, in 1889, with the degree of bachelor of laws, the degree of bachelor of arts having been previously awarded him by his alma mater. Since then Mr. Magee has devoted his entire attention to his profession, and stands high at the bar. He was married at Bridgeton, N. J., on June 1, 1892, to Julia Vodges, daughter of Rev. Edward P. and Carrie (Titus) Heberton, and the following children have been born to them: Christopher, on March 28, 1893; Margaret Mitchell, on Jan. 4, 1895; Helen Heberton, on April 27, 1897; Norman Heberton, on Dec. 31, 1900, and Julia Heberton, in September, 1902. Mr. Magee is a member of the Presbyterian church, and is identified with its efforts toward the elevation and betterment of the human family.


From:
Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
personal and genealogical with portraits.
Publishers: Northwestern Historical Association
Madison, Wis. 1904.


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