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Caffey, Francis Gordon

Born October 28, 1868, in Gordonsville, AL
Died September 20, 1951, in Verbena, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on April 18, 1929, to a new seat authorized by 45 Stat. 1317. Confirmed by the Senate on April 29, 1929, and received commission on April 30, 1929. Assumed senior status on October 31, 1947. Service terminated on September 20, 1951, due to death.

Harvard Law School
Howard College (now Samford University), A.M., 1887
Harvard University, A.B., 1891
Harvard University, A.M., 1892

Professional Career:

Third Alabama Volunteer Infantry lieutenant colonel, Spanish American War
Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1894-1902
Judge advocate general, Office of the Governor, Alabama, 1900-1902
Private practice, New York City, 1902-1913, 1921-1929
Solicitor, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1913-1917
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1917-1921

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, March 1, 1929; no Senate vote