History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Foster, Rufus Edward
Born May 22, 1871, in Mathews County, VA
Died August 23, 1942

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on January 22, 1909, to a seat vacated by Eugene D. Saunders. Confirmed by the Senate on February 2, 1909, and received commission on February 2, 1909. Service terminated on January 13, 1925, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Calvin Coolidge on January 3, 1925, to a seat vacated by Alexander Campbell King. Confirmed by the Senate on January 13, 1925, and received commission on January 13, 1925. Service terminated on August 23, 1942, due to death.

Education:
Tulane University Law School, LL.B., 1895

Professional Career:
U.S. Army lieutenant, 1898-1899
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1905-1908
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1908
Professor of law, Tulane University Law School, 1912-1927; dean, 1920-1927

 

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