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Oscar Edward Bland (November 21, 1877 – August 3, 1951) was a United States Representative from Indiana and an Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals.

Oscar E. Bland
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Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
In office
March 3, 1923 – December 1, 1947
Appointed byWarren G. Harding
Preceded byMarion De Vries
Succeeded byNoble J. Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byWilliam A. Cullop
Succeeded byArthur H. Greenwood
Member of the Indiana Senate
In office
1907-1909
Personal details
Born
Oscar Edward Bland

(1877-11-21)November 21, 1877
Bloomfield, Indiana
DiedAugust 3, 1951(1951-08-03) (aged 73)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeFort Lincoln Cemetery
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican
EducationValparaiso University
Indiana University Bloomington
read law

Education and careerEdit

Born near Bloomfield, Indiana,[1] Bland attended the public schools, Northern Indiana Normal School (now Valparaiso University) and Indiana University Bloomington.[2] He taught school for three years.[2] He read law and was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Linton, Indiana.[1] He served as member of the Indiana Senate from 1907 to 1909.[1]

Congressional serviceEdit

Bland was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to Congress in 1910, 1912, and 1914.[2] He finally prevailed in the election of 1916, and was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives of the 65th, 66th and 67th United States Congresses, serving from March 4, 1917 to March 3, 1923.[2] He served as Chairman of the Committee on Industrial Arts and Expositions in the 66th and 67th Congresses.[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the 68th United States Congress.[2]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Bland was nominated by President Warren G. Harding on March 2, 1923, to an Associate Judge seat on the United States Court of Customs Appeals (United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals from March 2, 1929) vacated by Associate Judge Marion De Vries.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 3, 1923, and received his commission the same day.[1] His service terminated on December 1, 1947, due to his retirement.[1]

Later career and deathEdit

Following his retirement from the federal bench, Bland resumed the private practice of law in Washington, D.C., where he died August 3, 1951.[1] He was interred in Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Washington, D.C.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Bland, Oscar Edward - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g United States Congress. "Oscar E. Bland (id: B000542)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

SourcesEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William A. Cullop
Member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana's 2nd congressional district
1917–1923
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Greenwood
Preceded by
J. Campbell Cantrill
Chairman of the House Industrial Expositions Committee
1919–1923
Succeeded by
Daniel A. Reed
Legal offices
Preceded by
Marion De Vries
Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
1923–1947
Succeeded by
Noble J. Johnson