History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Welsh, Martin Ignatius
Born October 1, 1882, in San Jose, CA
Died January 4, 1953

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 21, 1939, to a new seat authorized by 52 Stat. 584. Confirmed by the Senate on July 11, 1939, and received commission on July 14, 1939. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on January 1, 1947. Service terminated on January 4, 1953, due to death.

Read law, 1912

Professional Career:
Private practice, 1912-1932
Deputy district attorney, Sacramento County, California, 1914
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento, 1914, 1932-1939
Commissioner, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1914-1919
City councilman, Sacramento, California, 1928-1929
Mayor, Sacramento, California, 1929
Member, Sacramento [California] Board of Education, 1931


Submit Questions About Judicial History