History of the Federal Judiciary


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Northcott, Elliott
Born April 26, 1869, in Clarksburg, WV
Died January 3, 1946, in Arcadia, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Calvin Coolidge on April 6, 1927, to a seat vacated by John Carter Rose; nominated to the same position by Calvin Coolidge on December 6, 1927. Confirmed by the Senate on December 15, 1927, and received commission on December 15, 1927. Assumed senior status on October 15, 1939. Service terminated on January 3, 1946, due to death.

Education:
University of Michigan Law School
Read law, 1891

Professional Career:
Private practice, West Virginia, 1891-
City attorney, Huntington, West Virginia, 1897-1898
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of West Virginia, 1898-1905
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1905-1909, 1922-1927
Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary, U.S. Department of State, 1909-1913; to Columbia, 1909-1911; to Nicaragua, 1911; to Venezuela, 1911-1913
Private practice, West Virginia, 1915-1922
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