William Henry Sawtelle

William Henry Sawtelle (August 27, 1868 – December 17, 1934) 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 Arizona.

William Henry Sawtelle
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
January 29, 1931 – December 17, 1934
Appointed byHerbert Hoover
Preceded byFrank Sigel Dietrich
Succeeded byClifton Mathews
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
In office
August 18, 1913 – February 6, 1931
Appointed byWoodrow Wilson
Preceded byRichard Elihu Sloan
Succeeded byAlbert Morris Sames
Personal details
Born
William Henry Sawtelle

(1868-08-27)August 27, 1868
Tuscumbia, Alabama
DiedDecember 17, 1934(1934-12-17) (aged 66)
San Francisco, California
Educationread law

Education and careerEdit

Born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Sawtelle read law in 1886 and was in private practice of law in Tuscumbia from 1886 to 1903. He was a solicitor for the Alabama 8th Judicial Circuit from 1892 to 1898, and for the Alabama 11th Judicial Circuit from 1898 to 1903. He was in private practice in Tucson, Arizona Territory (State of Arizona from February 14, 1912) from 1903 to 1913.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Sawtelle was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson on August 6, 1913, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona vacated by Judge Richard Elihu Sloan. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 18, 1913, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on February 6, 1931, due to his elevation to the Ninth Circuit.[1]

Sawtelle was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on January 8, 1931, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated by Judge Frank Sigel Dietrich. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 22, 1931, and received his commission on January 29, 1931.[1] His service terminated on December 17, 1934, due to his death of a fall down the stairs at his home in San Francisco, California.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c William Henry Sawtelle at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ "Judge Sawtelle killed in fall". Prescott Evening Courier. Arizona. Associated Press. December 17, 1934. p. 1.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
1913–1931
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1931–1934
Succeeded by