History of the Federal Judiciary


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Sibley, Samuel Hale
Born July 2, 1873, in Union Point, GA
Died October 13, 1958

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on July 31, 1919, to a new seat authorized by 40 Stat. 1156. Confirmed by the Senate on August 5, 1919, and received commission on August 5, 1919. Service terminated on January 30, 1931, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on December 20, 1930, to a seat vacated by Richard Wilde Walker. Confirmed by the Senate on January 13, 1931, and received commission on January 24, 1931. Assumed senior status on October 1, 1949. Service terminated on October 13, 1958, due to death.

Education:
University of Georgia, A.B., 1892
University of Georgia School of Law, LL.B., 1893

Professional Career:
Private practice, Union Point, Georgia, 1893-
Judge, Green County [Georgia] Court, 1905-1912
Judge, Greensboro [Georgia] City Court, 1912-1917
District attorney, Georgia Railroad, 1917-1919

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