History of the Federal Judiciary


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Chesnut, William Calvin
Born June 27, 1873, in Baltimore, MD
Died October 16, 1962, in Baltimore, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Received a recess appointment from Herbert Hoover on May 9, 1931, to a seat vacated by Morris A. Soper; nominated to the same position by Herbert Hoover on December 15, 1931. Confirmed by the Senate on January 12, 1932, and received commission on January 12, 1932. Assumed senior status on July 31, 1953. Service terminated on October 16, 1962, due to death.

Education:
Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1892
University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1894

Professional Career:
Assistant state's attorney, Baltimore, Maryland, 1896-1899
Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1899-1931
Lecturer, University of Maryland School of Law, 1911-1931
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