Frank Sigel Dietrich

Frank Sigel Dietrich (January 23, 1863 – October 2, 1930) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho.

Frank Sigel Dietrich
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Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
January 3, 1927 – October 2, 1930
Appointed byCalvin Coolidge
Preceded byWallace McCamant
Succeeded byWilliam Henry Sawtelle
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho
In office
March 19, 1907 – January 18, 1927
Appointed byTheodore Roosevelt
Preceded byJames H. Beatty
Succeeded byCharles Cheatham Cavanah
Personal details
Born
Frank Sigel Dietrich

(1863-01-23)January 23, 1863
Ottawa, Kansas
DiedOctober 2, 1930(1930-10-02) (aged 67)
Boise, Idaho
Resting placeMorris Hill Cemetery
Boise, Idaho
EducationBrown University (AB, AM)
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Education and careerEdit

Dietrich was born near Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas in 1863, at the Dietrich Cabin. His parents had immigrated to the United States from the German Confederation (now Germany) in 1855, and his father, Jacob Dietrich, became a farmer. Jacob Dietrich died less than one year after the birth of his son Frank, whose name was chosen to honor American Civil War general Franz Sigel.[1] Dietrich received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Brown University in 1887 and an Artium Magister degree from that institution in 1890. He taught Latin, history, and political science at Ottawa University in Kansas,[2] and read law to enter the bar in 1891, and was an attorney for the Union Pacific Railroad from 1899 to 1907.[3]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Dietrich received a recess appointment from President Theodore Roosevelt on March 19, 1907, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Idaho vacated by Judge James H. Beatty. He was nominated to the same position by President Roosevelt on December 3, 1907. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 17, 1907, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on January 18, 1927, due to his elevation to the Ninth Circuit.[3]

Dietrich was nominated by President Calvin Coolidge on December 22, 1926, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated by Judge Wallace McCamant. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 3, 1927, and received his commission the same day.[3] His service terminated on October 2, 1930, due to his death of a heart attack in Boise, Idaho.[2] Dietrich and his wife Martha (1873–1958) are buried at Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise.[citation needed]

HonorEdit

The town of Dietrich in rural Lincoln County, Idaho was named after him shortly after he became a federal judge.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chapter XLIII". An Illustrated History of the State of Idaho. Lewis Publishing Co. Chicago. 1899. p. 628. ISBN 978-0266554448.
  2. ^ a b "Judge Dietrich dies suddenly". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 3, 1930. p. 1.
  3. ^ a b c Frank Sigel Dietrich at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  4. ^ "Description". Idaho: City of Dietrich. Retrieved September 20, 2015.

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Preceded by
James H. Beatty
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho
1907–1927
Succeeded by
Charles Cheatham Cavanah
Preceded by
Wallace McCamant
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1927–1930
Succeeded by
William Henry Sawtelle