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Whitaker, Samuel Estill

Born September 25, 1886, in Winchester, TN
Died March 26, 1967, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 23, 1939, to a seat vacated by Richard S. Whaley. Confirmed by the Senate on July 11, 1939, and received commission on July 13, 1939. Assumed senior status on July 19, 1964. Service terminated on March 26, 1967, due to death.

University of Chattanooga (now University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), LL.B., 1909

Professional Career:

Private practice, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1909-1914, 1921-1937
U.S. Army captain, cavalry and field artillery, 1914-1919
Attorney, Bureau of Internal Revenue, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1919-1920
City attorney, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1923-1924
Mayor, Riverview, Tennessee, 1925-1929
U.S. Department of Justice, 1933-1939; special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, 1933-1937; assistant attorney general, Civil Division, 1937-1939