History of the Federal Judiciary


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Denman, William
Born November 7, 1872, in San Francisco, CA
Died March 9, 1959

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 10, 1935, to a seat vacated by William Ball Gilbert. Confirmed by the Senate on January 29, 1935, and received commission on February 1, 1935. Served as chief judge, 1948-1957. Assumed senior status on July 3, 1957. Service terminated on March 9, 1959, due to death.

Education:
University of California, Berkeley, B.Litt., 1894
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1897

Professional Career:
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1898-
Assistant professor and lecturer, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1902-1906

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