History of the Federal Judiciary

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Coleman, William Caldwell
Born October 17, 1884, in Louisville, KY
Died January 12, 1968, in Baltimore, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Received a recess appointment from Calvin Coolidge on April 6, 1927, to a new seat authorized by 44 Stat. 1346; nominated to the same position by Calvin Coolidge on December 6, 1927. Confirmed by the Senate on December 19, 1927, and received commission on December 19, 1927. Served as chief judge, 1948-1955. Service terminated on June 1, 1955, due to resignation.

Harvard University, A.B., 1905
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1909

Professional Career:
Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1909-1927
Instructor, University of Maryland Law School, 1914-1917
Secretary, Maryland Educational Survey Committee, 1916
U.S. Army private, 1918

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