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Driver, Samuel Marion
Born May 22, 1892, in Wamic, OR
Died September 12, 1958, in Woodland, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Nominated by Harry S Truman on March 12, 1946, to a seat vacated by Lewis B. Schwellenbach. Confirmed by the Senate on April 9, 1946, and received commission on April 13, 1946. Served as chief judge, 1948-1958. Service terminated on September 12, 1958, due to death.

Education:
University of Washington School of Law, LL.B., 1916
Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.M., 1926

Professional Career:
Private practice, Waterville, Washington, 1916-1923
U.S. Army corporal, Ninety-First Division, 1918-1919
Prosecutor, Douglas County, Washington, 1922-1923
Secretary, U.S. Rep. Sam B. Hill, Washington, 1923-1926
Deputy prosecutor, Chelan County, Washington, 1926-1927
Private practice, Wenatchee, Washington, 1927-1937
Prosecutor, Chelan County, Washington, 1935-1937
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, 1937-1940
Justice, Supreme Court of the State of Washington, 1940-1946
U.S. Army colonel, JAG Corps, 1942-1946

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