History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Newman, William Truslow
Born June 23, 1843, near Knoxville, TN
Died February 14, 1920, in Atlanta, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Received a recess appointment from Grover Cleveland on August 13, 1886, to a seat vacated by Henry K. McCay; nominated to the same position by Grover Cleveland on December 9, 1886. Confirmed by the Senate on January 13, 1887, and received commission on January 13, 1887. Service terminated on February 14, 1920, due to death.

Read law, 1866

Professional Career:
Confederate Army first lieutenant, 1861-1865
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1866-1871, 1883-1886
City attorney, Atlanta, Georgia, 1871-1883


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