History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Koelsch, Montgomery Oliver
Born March 5, 1912, in Boise, ID
Died September 1, 1992, in Seattle, WA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 12, 1959, to a seat vacated by James Alger Fee. Confirmed by the Senate on September 14, 1959, and received commission on September 23, 1959. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on January 31, 1976. Service terminated on September 1, 1992, due to death.

University of Washington, B.A., 1932
University of Washington School of Law, LL.B., 1935

Professional Career:
Private practice, Boise, Idaho, 1936-1950
Assistant prosecutor, Ada County, Idaho, 1939-1945
Judge, Idaho District Court, Third Judicial District, 1951-1959


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