History of the Federal Judiciary

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Hodge, Walter Hartman
Born August 29, 1896, in Auburn, IN
Died July 12, 1975

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Alaska
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 14, 1960, to a new seat authorized by 72 Stat. 339. Confirmed by the Senate on February 18, 1960, and received commission on February 19, 1960. Served as chief judge, 1961-1966. Assumed senior status on August 30, 1966. Service terminated on July 12, 1975, due to death.

University of Washington School of Law, LL.B., 1919

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Supreme Court of the State of Washington, 1919-1920
Private practice, Wenatchee, Washington, 1921
Deputy prosecutor, Skagit County, Washington, 1921-1924
Private practice, Seattle, Washington, 1925-1926, 1929-1934
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Alaska Territory, 1926-1929
Private practice, Cordova, Alaska Territory, 1934-1954
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Alaska Territory, 1954-1959
Associate justice, Alaska Supreme Court, 1959-1960


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