History of the Federal Judiciary


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Smith, William Robert Sr.
Born August 18, 1863, in Smith County, TX
Died August 16, 1924, in El Paso, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on April 11, 1917, to a new seat authorized by 39 Stat. 938. Confirmed by the Senate on April 12, 1917, and received commission on April 12, 1917. Service terminated on August 16, 1924, due to death.

Education:
Sam Houston Normal Institute, 1883
Read law, 1885

Professional Career:
Private practice, Tyler, Texas, 1885-1888
Private practice, Colorado City, Texas, 1888-1897
Judge, Texas District Court, Thirty-Second Judicial District, 1897-1903
U.S. representative from Texas, 1903-1917
Private practice, El Paso, Texas, 1916-1917
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