History of the Federal Judiciary

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Pope, William Hayes
Born June 14, 1870, in Beaufort, SC
Died September 13, 1916, in Atlanta, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
Nominated by William H. Taft on January 22, 1912, to a new seat authorized by 36 Stat. 557. Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1912, and received commission on February 20, 1912. Service terminated on September 13, 1916, due to death.

University of Georgia, M.A., 1889
University of Georgia School of Law, LL.B., 1890

Professional Career:
Adjunct professor of ancient languages, University of Georgia, 1889-1890
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1890-1895
Private practice, Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory, 1895-1896
Assistant attorney general, New Mexico Territory, 1895-1897
Special assistant U.S. attorney for private land claims, 1896-1902
Special U.S. attorney for Pueblo Indians of New Mexico Territory, 1901-1902
Judge, Court of First Instance of the Philippine Islands, 1902-1903
Justice, Supreme Court of New Mexico Territory, 1903-1912; chief justice, 1910-1912


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