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Sparks, William Morris
Born April 28, 1872, in Charlottesville, IN
Died January 7, 1950, in Rushville, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on October 25, 1929, to a seat vacated by Albert Barnes Anderson. Confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 1929, and received commission on October 31, 1929. Served as chief judge, 1948. Assumed senior status on November 13, 1948. Service terminated on January 7, 1950, due to death.

Education:
Indiana Law School (now Indiana University McKinney School of Law)
Read law, 1896
DePauw University, A.B., 1896

Professional Career:
Deputy prosecutor, Rush County, Indiana, 1896-1898
Private practice, Rushville, Indiana, 1897-1901, 1910-1914
State representative, Indiana, 1901-1903
Judge, Indiana Circuit Court, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, 1904-1910, 1914-1929

 

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