History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Cole, William Purrington
Born May 11, 1889, in Towson, MD
Died September 22, 1957, in Baltimore, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Customs Court
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 11, 1942, to a seat vacated by George S. Brown. Confirmed by the Senate on May 11, 1942, and received commission on May 14, 1942. Service terminated on July 9, 1952, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Judge, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
Nominated by Harry S Truman on July 4, 1952, to a seat vacated by Joseph R. Jackson. Confirmed by the Senate on July 5, 1952, and received commission on July 7, 1952. Service terminated on September 22, 1957, due to death.

Education:
Maryland Agricultural College (now University of Maryland), B.S.C.E., 1910

Professional Career:
Private practice, Towson, Maryland, 1912-1917, 1919-1927, 1929-1931
U.S. Army captain, 1917-1919
U.S. representative from Maryland, 1927-1929, 1931-1942

 

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