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Booth, Fenton Whitlock

Born May 12, 1869, in Marshall, IL
Died July 26, 1947, in Indianapolis, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on March 14, 1905, to a seat vacated by Francis M. Wright. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1905, and received commission on March 17, 1905. Service terminated on April 23, 1928, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Chief Justice, Court of Claims
Nominated by Calvin Coolidge on April 18, 1928, to a seat vacated by Edward K. Campbell. Confirmed by the Senate on April 18, 1928, and received commission on April 18, 1928. Assumed senior status on June 15, 1939. Service terminated on July 26, 1947, due to death.

DePauw University
University of Michigan Law School, LL.B., 1892

Professional Career:

Private practice, Marshall, Illinois, 1892-1905
State representative, Illinois, 1896-1898
Dean, Howard University Law School, 1922-1930
Professor, National University Law School (now George Washington University Law School), 1931-1938
Professor, Southeastern University, Washington, D.C.
Chairman, Board #10, Office of Price Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to be chief justice of the Court of Claims, January 2, 1913; no Senate vote