History of the Federal Judiciary

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Cochran, Ernest Ford
Born September 12, 1865, in Anderson, SC
Died March 4, 1934

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of South Carolina
Received a recess appointment from Calvin Coolidge on November 22, 1923, to a seat vacated by Henry A. M. Smith; nominated to the same position by Calvin Coolidge on December 15, 1923. Confirmed by the Senate on January 17, 1924, and received commission on January 21, 1924. Service terminated on March 4, 1934, due to death.

University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1888

Professional Career:
Private practice, Anderson, South Carolina, 1889-1923
Commissioner, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1889-1891
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of South Carolina, 1891-1892, 1898-1905
City attorney, Anderson, South Carolina, 1898-1900
U.S. attorney for the District of South Carolina, 1906-1914
U.S. attorney for the Western District of South Carolina, 1921-1923


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