History of the Federal Judiciary


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Sawtelle, William Henry
Born August 27, 1868, in Tuscumbia, AL
Died December 17, 1934

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on August 6, 1913, to a seat vacated by Richard E. Sloan. Confirmed by the Senate on August 18, 1913, and received commission on August 18, 1913. Service terminated on February 6, 1931, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on January 8, 1931, to a seat vacated by Frank Sigel Dietrich. Confirmed by the Senate on January 22, 1931, and received commission on January 29, 1931. Service terminated on December 17, 1934, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1886

Professional Career:
Private practice, Tuscumbia, Alabama, 1886-1903
Solicitor, Eighth Judicial Circuit, Alabama, 1892-1898
Solicitor, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Alabama, 1898-1903
Private practice, Tuscon, Arizona, 1903-1913

 

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