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Atkinson, George Wesley

Born June 29, 1845, in Charleston, VA (now WV)
Died April 4, 1925, in Charleston, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Received a recess appointment from Theodore Roosevelt on April 15, 1905, to a seat vacated by Lawrence Weldon; nominated to the same position by Theodore Roosevelt on December 5, 1905. Confirmed by the Senate on January 16, 1906, and received commission on January 16, 1906. Service terminated on April 16, 1916, due to resignation.

Ohio Wesleyan University, A.B., 1870
Ohio Wesleyan University, A.M., 1873
Howard University Law Department, LL.B., 1874

Professional Career:

Assistant superintendent of public schools, Kanawha County, West Virginia, 1868-1870
Collector of tolls, Kanawha [West Virginia] River Board, 1869-1871
Postmaster, Charleston, West Virginia, 1871-1877
Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1875-1877
Editor, Wheeling [West Virginia] Standard, 1877-1878
Revenue agent, Bureau of Internal Revenue, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1879-1881
U.S. marshal, District of West Virginia, 1881-1885
U.S. representative from West Virginia, 1890-1891
Editor, West Virginia Journal, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1891-1896
Private practice, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1891-1896
Governor, West Virginia, 1897-1901
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1901-1905