History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Hanford, Cornelius Holgate
Born April 21, 1849, in Winchester, IA
Died March 2, 1926, in Pierce County, WA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Washington
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on February 10, 1890, to a new seat authorized by 25 Stat. 676. Confirmed by the Senate on February 25, 1890, and received commission on February 25, 1890. Service terminated on March 2, 1905, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Reassigned on March 2, 1905, to a new seat authorized by 33 Stat. 824. Service terminated on August 5, 1912, due to resignation.

Read law, 1875

Professional Career:
Commissioner, U.S. District Court, District of Washington Territory, 1875-1876
Private practice, Seattle, Washington Territory, 1875-1889
Member, Territorial Council, Washington Territory, 1877-1878
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Washington Territory, 1881-1886
City attorney, Seattle, Washington Territory, 1882-1885
Chief justice, Supreme Court of Washington Territory, 1889
Private practice, Seattle, Washington, 1912-1926
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