History of the Federal Judiciary

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Sheppard, William Bostwick
Born October 4, 1860, in Bristol, FL
Died April 21, 1934

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Received a recess appointment from Theodore Roosevelt on September 4, 1907, to a seat vacated by Charles Swayne; nominated to the same position by Theodore Roosevelt on December 3, 1907. Confirmed by the Senate on May 20, 1908, and received commission on May 20, 1908. Service terminated on April 21, 1934, due to death.

University of North Carolina
Read law, 1891

Professional Career:
Candidate for state senate, Florida, 1888
Collector of customs, Apalachicola, Florida, 1889-1894, 1897-1901
Private practice, Apalachicola, Florida, 1891-1903
Mayor, Apalachicola, Florida, 1894
Candidate for attorney general, State of Florida, 1896
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Florida, 1903-1907


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