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U.S. Circuit Court Succession Charts, 1869-1911

U.S. Circuit Courts for the First Circuit
April 10, 1869
16 Stat. 44
March 3, 1891
26 Stat. 826
January 21, 1905
33 Stat. 611
Shepley, George F.
1869-1878
Putnam, William L.
1892-1911
Lowell, Francis C.
1905-1911
Lowell, John
1878-1884
  Schofield, William
1911
Colt, LeBaron B.
1884-1911
   

 

U.S. Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit
April 10, 1869
16 Stat. 44
March 3, 1887
24 Stat. 492
March 3, 1891
26 Stat. 826
April 17, 1902
32 Stat. 106
June 18, 1910
36 Stat. 539 1
Woodruff, Lewis B.
1869-1875
Lacombe, Emile H.
1887-1911
Shipman, Nathaniel
1892-1902
Coxe, Alfred C., Sr.
1902-1911
Knapp, Martin A.
1910-1911
Johnson, Alexander S.
1875-1878
  Townsend, William K.
1902-1907
   
Blatchford, Samuel M.
1878-1882
  Noyes, Walter C.
1907-1911
   
Wallace, William J.
1882-1907
       
Ward, Henry G.
1907-1911
       

 

U.S. Circuit Courts for the Third Circuit
April 10, 1869
16 Stat. 44
March 3, 1891
26 Stat. 826
February 23, 1899
30 Stat. 846
June 18, 1910
36 Stat. 539 1
McKennan, William
1869-1891
Dallas, George M.
1892-1909
Gray, George
1899-1911
Archbald, Robert W.
1911
Acheson, Marcus W.
1891-1906
Lanning, William M.
1909-1911
   
Buffington, Joseph
1906-1911
     

 

U.S. Circuit Courts for the Fourth Circuit
April 10, 1869
16 Stat. 44
March 3, 1891
26 Stat. 826
Bond, Hugh L.
1870-1893
Goff, Nathan
1892-1911
Simonton, Charles H.
1893-1904
 
Pritchard, Jeter C.
1904-1911
 

 

U.S. Circuit Courts for the Fifth Circuit
April 10, 1869
16 Stat. 44
March 3, 1891
26 Stat. 826
January 25, 1899
30 Stat. 803
Woods, William B.
1869-1880
McCormick, Andrew P.
1892-1911
Shelby, David D.
1899-1911
Pardee, Don A.
1881-1911
   

 

U.S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit
April 10, 1869
16 Stat. 44
March 3, 1891
26 Stat. 826
January 25, 1899
30 Stat. 803
Emmons, Halmor H.
1870-1877
Taft, William H.
1892-1900
Day, William R.
1899-1903
Baxter, John
1877-1886
Severens, Henry F.
1900-1911
Richards, John K.
1903-1909
Jackson, Howell E.
1886-1893
Denison, Arthur C.
1911
Warrington, John W.
1909-1911
Lurton, Horace H.
1893-1909
   
Knappen, Loyal E.
1910-1911
   

 

U.S. Circuit Courts for the Seventh Circuit
April 10, 1869
16 Stat. 44
March 3, 1891
26 Stat. 826
February 8, 1895
28 Stat. 643
March 3, 1905
33 Stat. 992
June 18, 1910
36 Stat. 539 1
Drummond, Thomas
1869-1884
Woods, William A.
1892-1901
Showalter, John W.
1895-1898
Kohlsaat, Christian C.
1905-1911
Mack, Julian W.
1911
Gresham, Walter Q.
1884-1893
Baker, Francis E.
1902-1911
Grosscup, Peter S.
1899-1911
   
Jenkins, James G.
1893-1905
       
Seaman, William H.
1905-1911
       

 

U.S. Circuit Courts for the Eighth Circuit
April 10, 1869
16 Stat. 44
March 3, 1891
26 Stat. 826
July 23, 1894
28 Stat. 115
January 31, 1903
32 Stat. 791
June 18, 1910
36 Stat. 539 1
Dillon, John F.
1869-1879
Sanborn, Walter H.
1892-1911
Thayer, Amos M.
1894-1905
Van Devanter, Willis
1903-1910
Carland, John E.
1911
McCrary, George W.
1879-1884
  Adams, Elmer B.
1905-1911
Smith, Walter I.
1911
 
Brewer, David J.
1884-1890
       
Caldwell, Henry C.
1890-1903
       
Hook, William C.
1903-1911
       

 

U.S. Circuit Courts for the Ninth Circuit
April 10, 1869
16 Stat. 44
March 3, 1891
26 Stat. 826
February 18, 1895
28 Stat. 665
June 18, 1910
36 Stat. 539 1
Sawyer, Lorenzo
1870-1891
Gilbert, William B.
1892-1911
Ross, Erskine M.
1895-1911
Hunt, William H.
1911
McKenna, Joseph
1892-1897
     
Morrow, William W.
1897-1911
     

 

1. The act of June 18, 1910, 36 Stat. 539, created the Commerce Court and provided for each of its five judges to serve simultaneously as a circuit judge. In accordance with the statute, President William H. Taft appointed Martin Knapp to the Second Circuit, Robert Archbald to the Third Circuit, Julian Mack to the Seventh Circuit, John Carland to the Eighth Circuit, and William Hunt to the Ninth Circuit.

U.S. Circuit Judges, 1869-1911