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Van Fleet, William Cary

Born March 24, 1852, in Maumee City, OH
Died September 3, 1923

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Received a recess appointment from Theodore Roosevelt on April 2, 1907, to a new seat authorized by 34 Stat. 1253; nominated to the same position by Theodore Roosevelt on December 3, 1907. Confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1907, and received commission on December 17, 1907. Service terminated on September 3, 1923, due to death.

Read law, 1873

Professional Career:

Assistant district attorney, Sacramento County, California, 1878-1879
State assemblyman, California, 1881-1882
Director, California State Prisons, 1883-1884
Judge, Superior Court of California, 1884-1892
Justice, Supreme Court of California, 1894-1899

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

President issued recess appointment to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, March 4, 1907, and subsequently cancelled appointment