Charles Breckenridge Faris
|Charles Breckenridge Faris|
|Judge, Eight Circuit Court of Appeals|
January 31, 1935 – December 18, 1938
|Nominated by||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||William Squire Kenyon|
|Judge, US District Court, Eastern District of Missouri|
October 13, 1919 – February 6, 1935
|Nominated by||Woodrow Wilson|
|Preceded by||David P. Dyer|
|Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri|
|Nominated by||Herbert Spencer Hadley|
|Preceded by||Franklin Ferriss|
|Died||December 18, 1938|
|Alma mater||University of Missouri
Washington University School of Law
Charles Breckenridge Faris (died December 18, 1938) was a United States federal judge.
Charles Breckenridge Faris attended St. Louis Law School. He attended the University of Missouri, where he received a B.L. and a B.Pd. in 1889, and a LL.D. in 1922. He was in private practice in Caruthersville, Missouri from 1891 to 1892. He was a City attorney of Caruthersville, Missouri from 1892 to 1893, and then a prosecuting attorney of Pemiscot County, Missouri from 1893 to 1899. He was President of the Bank of Caruthersville from 1898 to 1910, and a member of the Missouri House of Representatives in the 36th General Assembly. He was a judge on the 28th Judicial Circuit from 1910 to 1912. He was a judge on the Supreme Court of Missouri from 1912 to 1919.
On October 11, 1919, Faris was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri vacated by David P. Dyer. Faris was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 13, 1919, and received his commission the same day.
On January 14, 1935, Faris was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacated by William Squire Kenyon. Faris was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 25, 1935, and received his commission on January 31, 1935. He assumed senior status on November 30, 1935, serving in that capacity until his death.