History of the Federal Judiciary

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Eicher, Edward Clayton
Born December 16, 1878, in Noble, IA
Died November 30, 1944

Federal Judicial Service:
Chief Justice, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 30, 1941, to a seat vacated by Alfred A. Wheat. Confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 1942, and received commission on January 23, 1942. Service terminated on November 30, 1944, due to death.

University of Chicago Law School
University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1904

Professional Career:
Assistant registrar, University of Chicago, 1907-1909
Assistant attorney, Iowa District, C.B. & Q. Railroad Company, 1908-1918
Private practice, Washington, Iowa, 1918-1933
U.S. representative from Iowa, 1933-1939
Member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1938-1942
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