Charles Joseph Vogel

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Charles Joseph Vogel (September 20, 1898 – September 8, 1980) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Star Lake Township, Minnesota, Vogel was in the United States Army Sergeant from 1918 to 1919, and then received an LL.B. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1923. He was in private practice in Minot, North Dakota from 1924 to 1925, and in Fargo, North Dakota from 1925 to 1941. He was a Referee in Bankruptcy for the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota in 1924, and was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from North Dakota in 1940.

On July 15, 1941, Vogel was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota vacated by Andrew Miller. Vogel was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 27, 1941, and received his commission on October 30, 1941. He served as chief judge in 1954.

Vogel left the district court on August 20, 1954, after having been appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Vogel had been nominated by Eisenhower for elevation to the Eighth Circuit on August 16, 1954, to a seat vacated by Walter Garrett Riddick. Vogel was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 18, 1954, and received his commission on August 20, 1954. He served as chief judge from 1965 to 1968, assuming senior status on February 20, 1968. Vogel served in that capacity until his death, in 1980.

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