History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Schoonmaker, Frederic Palen
Born March 11, 1870, in Limestone, NY
Died September 5, 1945

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Warren G. Harding on December 20, 1922, to a new seat authorized by 42 Stat. 837. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1922, and received commission on December 22, 1922. Service terminated on September 5, 1945, due to death.

Cornell University, A.B., 1891
Read law, 1894

Professional Career:
Private practice, Bradford, Pennsylvania, 1894-1913, 1919-1923
Pennsylvania National Guard captain, 1912-1917
U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, 1917-1919


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