History of the Federal Judiciary


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Sanborn, John Benjamin
Born November 9, 1883, in St. Paul, MN
Died March 7, 1964

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Nominated by Calvin Coolidge on March 18, 1925, to a seat vacated by Wilbur Franklin Booth. Confirmed by the Senate on March 18, 1925, and received commission on March 18, 1925. Service terminated on February 2, 1932, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on December 19, 1931, to a seat vacated by Wilbur Franklin Booth. Confirmed by the Senate on January 19, 1932, and received commission on January 23, 1932. Assumed senior status on June 30, 1959. Service terminated on March 7, 1964, due to death.

Education:
University of Minnesota, B.A., 1905
St. Paul College of Law (now William Mitchell College of Law), LL.B., 1907

Professional Career:
Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1907-1916
State representative, Minnesota, 1913-1915
Comptroller of insurance, State of Minnesota, 1917-1918, 1919-1920
U.S. Army private, 1918-1919
Member, Minnesota Tax Commission, 1920-1921
Judge, Minnesota District Court, 1922-1925

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