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Thomas, Seth
Born May 18, 1873, in McConnelsville, OH
Died February 2, 1962, in Sioux City, IA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 2, 1935, to a seat vacated by Charles Breckenridge Faris; nominated to the same position by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 6, 1936. Confirmed by the Senate on January 22, 1936, and received commission on January 28, 1936. Assumed senior status on May 1, 1954. Service terminated on February 2, 1962, due to death.

Education:
University of Iowa, Ph.B., 1904
University of Iowa, A.M., 1906
University of Iowa College of Law, LL.B., 1910

Professional Career:
Private practice, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1910-1914
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Iowa, 1914-1920
Private practice, Fort Dodge, Iowa
Solicitor, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1933-1935

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