History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Waddill, Edmund Jr.
Born May 22, 1855, in Charles City County, VA
Died April 9, 1931, in Richmond, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Nominated by William McKinley on March 10, 1898, to a seat vacated by Robert W. Hughes. Confirmed by the Senate on March 22, 1898, and received commission on March 22, 1898. Service terminated on June 9, 1921, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Warren G. Harding on May 26, 1921, to a seat vacated by Jeter Connelly Pritchard. Confirmed by the Senate on June 2, 1921, and received commission on June 2, 1921. Service terminated on April 9, 1931, due to death.

Education:
University of Virginia
Read law, 1877

Professional Career:
Private practice, Hanover County, Virginia, 1877-1878
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1878-1880
Judge, Henrico County [Virginia] Court, 1880-1883
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1883-1885
State delegate, Virginia, 1886-1889
Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, 1886
U.S. representative from Virginia, 1890-1891
Private practice, 1891-1908
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