History of the Federal Judiciary

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Wade, Martin Joseph
Born October 20, 1861, in Burlington, VT
Died April 16, 1931, in Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on February 26, 1915, to a seat vacated by Smith McPherson. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1915, and received commission on March 3, 1915. Service terminated on April 16, 1931, due to death.

University of Iowa College of Law, LL.B., 1886

Professional Career:
Private practice, Iowa City, Iowa, 1886-1893, 1905-1915
Faculty, State University of Iowa, 1890-1903; lecturer in law, 1890-1894; professor of medical jurisprudence, 1894-1903
Judge, Iowa District Court, Eighth Judicial District, 1893-1902
U.S. representative from Iowa, 1903-1905
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