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Purdy, Milton Dwight
Born November 3, 1866, in Mogadore, OH
Died February 11, 1937, in Honohulu, HI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Received a recess appointment from Theodore Roosevelt on July 6, 1908, to a seat vacated by William Lochren; nominated to the same position by Theodore Roosevelt on December 8, 1908. Service terminated on March 3, 1909, after nomination was not confirmed by the Senate.

Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Received a recess appointment from William H. Taft on March 6, 1909, to a seat vacated by Milton Dwight Purdy. Service terminated on May 1, 1909, due to resignation.

Education:
University of Minnesota, A.B., 1891
University of Minnesota Law School, LL.B., 1892

Professional Career:
Assistant city attorney, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1893-1897
Assistant county attorney, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 1897-1898
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Minnesota, 1898-1901
U.S. attorney for the District of Minnesota, 1901-1902
U.S. Department of Justice, 1903-1908, 1922-1924; assistant attorney general, 1903-1905; assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, 1905-1908; special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, 1922-1924
Judge, U.S. Court for China, 1924

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, April 23, 1908; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, December 8, 1908; no Senate vote
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