History of the Federal Judiciary


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Faris, Charles Breckenridge
Born October 3, 1864, near Charleston, MO
Died December 18, 1938

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on October 11, 1919, to a seat vacated by David P. Dyer. Confirmed by the Senate on October 13, 1919, and received commission on October 13, 1919. Service terminated on February 6, 1935, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 14, 1935, to a seat vacated by William Squire Kenyon. Confirmed by the Senate on January 25, 1935, and received commission on January 31, 1935. Assumed senior status on November 30, 1935. Service terminated on December 18, 1938, due to death.

Education:
Washington University School of Law
University of Missouri, B.L., 1889
University of Missouri, B.Pd., 1889

Professional Career:
Private practice, Caruthersville, Missouri, 1891-1892
City attorney, Caruthersville, Missouri, 1892-1893
Prosecutor, Pemiscot County, Missouri, 1893-1899
President, Bank of Caruthersville, Missouri, 1898-1910
State representative, 36th General Assembly, Missouri
Judge, Circuit Court of Missouri, Twenty-Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1910-1912
Judge, Supreme Court of Missouri, 1912-1919
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