History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Seaman, William Henry
Born November 15, 1842, in New Berlin, WI
Died March 8, 1915, in Coronado Beach, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
Nominated by Grover Cleveland on March 27, 1893, to a seat vacated by James Graham Jenkins. Confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1893, and received commission on April 3, 1893. Service terminated on March 1, 1905, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on February 25, 1905, to a seat vacated by James Graham Jenkins. Confirmed by the Senate on March 1, 1905, and received commission on March 1, 1905. Service terminated on March 8, 1915, due to death.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on February 25, 1905, to a seat vacated by James Graham Jenkins. Confirmed by the Senate on March 1, 1905, and received commission on March 1, 1905. Service terminated on December 31, 1911, due to abolition of the court.

Education:
Read law, 1868

Professional Career:
U.S. Army sergeant, 1861-1864
U.S. Army chief clerk, Quartermaster Department, 1864-1866
Private practice, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1868-1893
Mayor, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Alderman, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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