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George M. Bourquin

George M. Bourquin (June 24, 1863 – November 15, 1958) was a United States federal judge.

George M. Bourquin
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Montana
In office
March 8, 1912 – March 9, 1934
Appointed byWilliam Howard Taft
Preceded byCarl L. Rasch
Succeeded byJames Harris Baldwin
Personal details
Born(1863-06-24)June 24, 1863
Warren County, Pennsylvania
DiedNovember 15, 1958(1958-11-15) (aged 95)
Political partyRepublican

Born in Warren County, Pennsylvania, Bourquin read law to enter the bar in 1894. He was in private practice in Helena, Montana from 1894 to 1899, and then in private practice in Butte, Montana until 1904. He was a District court judge, Silver Bow County, Montana from 1905 to 1909, returning to private practice in Butte until 1912.

On February 13, 1912, Bourquin was nominated by President William H. Taft to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Montana vacated by Carl L. Rasch. Bourquin was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 8, 1912, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on March 9, 1934, serving in that capacity until his death, in 1958.

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