Emory Andrew Scott Walling
After two decades of service as President Judge of the Sixth Judicial District Court of Pennsylvania, Justice Walling came to his present place upon the bench of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania a jurist of long experience and proved ability. He is a son of Thomas Andrew and Laura Ann (Eliott) Walling, and was born in Erie county, Pennsylvania, June 11, 1854.
His educational training was obtained in the public schools, State Normal School of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, and the Lake Shore Seminary of North East, Pennsylvania. In 1878 he successfully took the Pennsylvania bar examination and began professional work in Erie, there gaining a degree of legal prominence and public favor that resulted in his election as district attorney of Erie county. He filled this position from 1881 to 1884, and in the latter year was elected to represent his district in the Pennsylvania State Senate, there serving a four-year term, and at its close returning to private practice. From 1897 to 1916 he was President Judge of the Sixth Judicial District Court of Pennsylvania, on January 3, 1916, ascending to the State's highest tribunal.
Justice Walling is a Republican in politics, and his religious faith is that of a Methodist. He fraternizes with the Masonic order, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Justice Walling married, in 1880, Grace E. Marshall, of Erie county, Pennsylvania, and the family home is in the city of Erie.
Died December 29, 1931, Erie Pennsylvania.