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List of federal judges appointed by William McKinley

President William McKinley.

Following is a list of all Article III United States federal judges appointed by President William McKinley during his presidency.[1] In total McKinley appointed 35 Article III federal judges, including 1 Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States, 6 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, and 28 judges to the United States district courts.

Additionally, McKinley appointed 3 members of the Article I tribunal Board of General Appraisers (later the United States Customs Court).

From the establishment of the United States courts of appeals on June 16, 1891, until the abolition of the United States circuit courts on December 31, 1911, all United States Circuit Judges where jointly appointed to both the United States court of appeal and the United States circuit court for their respective circuit. Starting January 1, 1912, United States Circuit Judges served only on the United States court of appeal for their respective circuit.

Contents

United States Supreme Court JusticesEdit

# Justice Seat State Former Justice Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began
active service
Ended
active service
1 Joseph McKenna 9 California Stephen Johnson Field December 16, 1897 January 21, 1898 January 21, 1898 January 5, 1925

Courts of Appeals/Circuit CourtsEdit

The United States circuit courts were abolished on January 1, 1912, the final day of service being December 31, 1911.

# Judge Circuit Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 William W. Morrow Ninth May 18, 1897 May 20, 1897 May 20, 1897 January 1, 1923 July 24, 1929
2 Peter S. Grosscup Seventh January 18, 1899 January 23, 1899 January 23, 1899 October 23, 1911
3 William R. Day Sixth February 25, 1899 February 28, 1899 February 28, 1899 February 23, 1903
4 David Davie Shelby Fifth February 21, 1899 March 2, 1899 March 2, 1899 August 22, 1914
5 George Gray Third December 11, 1899 December 18, 1899 March 29, 1899[2] June 1, 1914
6 Henry Franklin Severens Sixth February 6, 1900 February 20, 1900 February 20, 1900 October 3, 1911

District CourtsEdit

# Judge Court
[Note 1]
Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Thomas Richard Purnell E.D.N.C. April 26, 1897 May 5, 1897 May 5, 1897 December 19, 1908
2 Edward Green Bradford II D. Del. April 26, 1897 May 11, 1897 May 11, 1897 May 20, 1918
3 John J. De Haven N.D. Cal. June 1, 1897 June 8, 1897 June 8, 1897 January 26, 1913
4 Asa Wentworth Tenney E.D.N.Y. July 2, 1897 July 8, 1897 July 8, 1897 December 10, 1897
5 Francis Cabot Lowell D. Mass. January 5, 1898 January 10, 1898 January 10, 1898 April 15, 1905 Elevated
6 Edward B. Thomas E.D.N.Y. February 7, 1898 February 15, 1898 February 15, 1898 December 31, 1906
7 Edmund Waddill Jr. E.D. Va. March 10, 1898 March 22, 1898 March 22, 1898 June 9, 1921 Elevated
8 Hamilton G. Ewart W.D.N.C. December 13, 1898 July 13, 1898[3] March 3, 1899
8.1 Hamilton G. Ewart W.D.N.C. December 19, 1899 April 13, 1899[4] June 7, 1900
9 Edward Roscoe Meek N.D. Tex. December 13, 1898 February 15, 1899 July 13, 1898[5] December 31, 1935 April 10, 1939
10 Albert C. Thompson S.D. Ohio December 13, 1898 December 20, 1898 September 23, 1898[6] January 26, 1910
11 William Cather Hook D. Kan. January 28, 1899 January 31, 1899 January 31, 1899 December 1, 1903 Elevated
12 Christian Cecil Kohlsaat N.D. Ill. February 23, 1899 February 28, 1899 February 28, 1899 March 24, 1905 Elevated
13 Harry M. Clabaugh D.D.C. February 21, 1899 March 2, 1899 March 2, 1899 May 1, 1903[7]
14 John Bayard McPherson E.D. Pa. February 28, 1899 March 2, 1899 March 2, 1899 April 8, 1912 Elevated
15 Walter Evans D. Ky. March 3, 1899 March 3, 1899 March 3, 1899 July 1, 1901[8]
16 Job Barnard D.D.C. December 11, 1899 December 19, 1899 October 1, 1899[9] June 8, 1914
17 George P. Wanty W.D. Mich. March 7, 1900 March 13, 1900 March 13, 1900 July 9, 1906
18 Smith McPherson S.D. Iowa April 3, 1900 May 7, 1900 May 7, 1900 January 17, 1915
19 John R. Hazel W.D.N.Y. May 18, 1900 June 5, 1900 June 5, 1900 March 5, 1931
20 James Edmund Boyd W.D.N.C. December 15, 1900 January 9, 1901 July 11, 1900[10] August 21, 1935
21 Jacob Trieber E.D. Ark. December 4, 1900 January 9, 1901 July 26, 1900[11] September 17, 1927
22 Francis Joseph Wing N.D. Ohio January 21, 1901 January 23, 1901 January 23, 1901 February 1, 1905
23 J. Otis Humphrey S.D. Ill. March 7, 1901 March 8, 1901 March 8, 1901 June 14, 1918
24 Robert Wodrow Archbald M.D. Pa. March 29, 1901[12] February 1, 1911
25 Thomas H. Anderson D.D.C. April 23, 1901[13] October 1, 1916
26 Andrew McConnell January Cochran E.D. Ky. April 24, 1901[12] June 12, 1934
27 Benjamin Franklin Keller S.D. W. Va. June 18, 1901[12] August 8, 1921
28 George Bethune Adams S.D.N.Y. August 30, 1901[12] October 9, 1911

Specialty courts (Article I)Edit

Board of General AppraisersEdit

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
1 William Barberie Howell February 8, 1899 February 20, 1899 February 24, 1899 May 28, 1926[14]
2 Israel F. Fischer December 15, 1899 January 17, 1900 May 2, 1899[15] May 28, 1926[14]
3 Marion De Vries December 5, 1900 December 10, 1900 June 9, 1900[16] April 2, 1910

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Judges of the United States Courts". Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Federal Judicial Center. Archived from the original on 2016-07-30. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
Specific
  1. ^ All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 11, 1899, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 18, 1899, and received commission on December 18, 1899.
  3. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 13, 1898, but no United States Senate vote.
  4. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 19, 1899, but no United States Senate vote.
  5. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 13, 1898, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 15, 1899, and received commission on February 15, 1899.
  6. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 13, 1898, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 20, 1898, and received commission on December 20, 1898.
  7. ^ Laterally appointed Chief Justice of the same court on May 1, 1903.
  8. ^ Reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on July 1, 1901.
  9. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 11, 1899, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 19, 1899, and received commission on December 19, 1899.
  10. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1900, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 9, 1901, and received commission on January 9, 1901.
  11. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 4, 1900, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 9, 1901, and received commission on January 9, 1901.
  12. ^ a b c d Recess appointment; formally nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 5, 1901, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 17, 1901, and received commission on December 17, 1901.
  13. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 5, 1901, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 4, 1902, and received commission on February 6, 1902.
  14. ^ a b Reassigned by operation of law to the United States Customs Court on May 28, 1926.
  15. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1899, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 17, 1900, and received commission on January 22, 1900.
  16. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 5, 1900, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 10, 1900, and received commission on December 10, 1900.

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