Christian Cecil Kohlsaat
Christian Cecil Kohlsaat (January 8, 1844–May 11, 1918) was a United States federal judge.
Kohlsaat attended the University of Chicago and received an LL.B. from University of Illinois Law School, then read law to enter the bar in 1867. He was in private practice in Chicago, Illinois from 1867 to 1890. He was an engrossing clerk for the Illinois State Legislature from 1871 to 1872, and served as a member of the Board of West Park Commissioners. He was a probate judge in Cook County, Illinois from 1890 to 1899.
On February 23, 1899, Kohlsaat was nominated by President William McKinley to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois vacated by Peter S. Grosscup. Kohlsaat was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 28, 1899, and received his commission the same day.
On March 18, 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt nominated Kohlsaat for elevation to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit created by 33 Stat. 992. Kohlsaat was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 18, 1905, and received his commission the same day. Kohlsaat served in that capacity until his death, in 1918, in Chicago.
- Christian Cecil Kohlsaat at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Peter Stenger Grosscup
|Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
February 28, 1899 – March 24, 1905
Solomon Hicks Bethea and Kenesaw Mountain Landis
(additional judge added to the Northern District)