History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
English, George Washington
Born May 9, 1866, near Vienna, IL
Died July 1941, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Illinois
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on April 22, 1918, to a seat vacated by Francis M. Wright. Confirmed by the Senate on May 3, 1918, and received commission on May 3, 1918. Service terminated on November 4, 1926, due to resignation.

Education:
Illinois Wesleyan University Law School, LL.B., 1891

Professional Career:
Chief deputy sheriff, Johnson County, Illinois, 1891-1892
Private practice, Vienna, Illinois, 1893-1912
City attorney, Vienna, Illinois
State representative, Illinois, 1907-1912
Private practice, Centralia, Illinois, 1912-1914
Special income tax attorney, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1914-1918

Impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, April 1, 1926; charges dismissed following his resignation as a federal judge.

 

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