John Wesley Warrington

John Wesley Warrington (July 22, 1844 – May 26, 1921) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and of the United States Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit.

John Wesley Warrington
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circa 1897
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
October 6, 1919 – May 26, 1921
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
March 16, 1909 – October 6, 1919
Appointed byWilliam Howard Taft
Preceded byJohn K. Richards
Succeeded byMaurice H. Donahue
Judge of the United States Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit
In office
March 16, 1909 – December 31, 1911
Appointed byWilliam Howard Taft
Preceded byJohn K. Richards
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Personal details
Born
John Wesley Warrington

(1844-07-22)July 22, 1844
Clark County, Ohio
DiedMay 26, 1921(1921-05-26) (aged 76)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Political partyRepublican
EducationCincinnati Law School (LL.B.)
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Education and careerEdit

Born in Clark County, Ohio, Warrington joined the United States Army during the American Civil War, serving in the 110th Ohio Infantry from 1862 to 1865. He thereafter attended Cincinnati Law School (now the University of Cincinnati College of Law), receiving a Bachelor of Laws in 1869. He worked for the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, as an assistant city solicitor from 1869 to 1873, and then as city solicitor until 1875.[1] He was a Republican Presidential elector for Hayes/Wheeler in 1876.[2] He was in private practice in Cincinnati from 1876 to 1909, during which time he was a professor of equity jurisprudence and trusts at the Cincinnati Law School, from 1901 to 1904.[1] He was president of the Ohio State Bar Association in 1902.[3]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Warrington was nominated by President William Howard Taft on March 16, 1909, to a joint seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit vacated by Judge John K. Richards. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 16, 1909, and received his commission the same day. On December 31, 1911, the Circuit Courts were abolished and he thereafter served only on the Court of Appeals. He assumed senior status on October 6, 1919, becoming the first judge to enter this form of semi-retirement, which had recently been created by statute. His service terminated on May 26, 1921, due to his death in Cincinnati.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c John Wesley Warrington at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Smith 1898 : 364
  3. ^ "OSBA Past Presidents". Ohio State Bar Association. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2012-12-07.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
John K. Richards
Judge of the United States Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit
1909–1911
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
John K. Richards
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
1909–1919
Succeeded by
Maurice H. Donahue