History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Putnam, William LeBaron
Born May 26, 1835, in Bath, ME
Died February 5, 1918, in Portland, ME

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on December 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1892, and received commission on March 17, 1892. Service terminated on September 17, 1917, due to retirement.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the First Circuit
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on December 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1892, and received commission on March 17, 1892. Service terminated on December 31, 1911, due to abolition of the court.

Education:
Bowdoin College, A.B., 1855
Read law, 1858

Professional Career:
Private practice, Portland, Maine, 1858-1891
City councilman, Portland, Maine, 1860-1861
Alderman, Portland, Maine, 1862
Mayor, Portland, Maine, 1869-1870
Commissioner to negotiate American fishing rights in Canada, 1887-1888
Research Collections
Bibliography
Portraits

 

Submit Questions About Judicial History