History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Bledsoe, Benjamin Franklin
Born February 8, 1874, in San Bernardino, CA
Died October 30, 1938, in Crestline, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on September 30, 1914, to a new seat authorized by 38 Stat. 580. Confirmed by the Senate on October 16, 1914, and received commission on October 16, 1914. Service terminated on March 24, 1925, due to resignation.

Education:
Read law, 1896
Stanford University, A.B., 1896

Professional Career:
Private practice, San Bernardino, California, 1896-1910
Judge, Superior Court of California, 1900-1914
Candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, California, 1925
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1925-1938

 

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