David C. Westenhaver

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David C. Westenhaver
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United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
In office
March 14, 1917 – July 29, 1928
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson
Preceded by John Hessin Clarke
Succeeded by Samuel H. West
Personal details
Born (1865-01-13)January 13, 1865
Berkeley County, West Virginia
Died July 29, 1928(1928-07-29) (aged 63)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary C. Paull
Children Edward P.
Alma mater Georgetown University Law School

David Courtney Westenhaver[1] (January 13, 1865 – July 29, 1928) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Berkeley County, West Virginia, Westenhaver received an LL.B. from Georgetown University Law School in 1886. He was in private practice in Martinsburg, West Virginia from 1886 to 1903, serving as a prosecuting attorney of Berkeley County from 1886 to 1887, and as a member of the Martinsburg City Council from 1902 to 1903. He then moved his practice to Cleveland, Ohio from 1903 to 1917, and was a member of the Board of Education, Cleveland, Ohio from 1912 to 1915.

On March 12, 1917, Westenhaver was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio vacated by John Hessin Clarke. Westenhaver was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 14, 1917, and received his commission the same day. Westenhaver served in that capacity until his death.

Westenhaver was married June, 1888 at Martinsburg, West Virginia, to Mary C. Paull. They had a son named Edward P.[1] He was a Democrat in politics.[1]


  1. ^ a b c A History of Cleveland and Its Environs, The Heart of New Connecticut. 2, Biography. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company. 1918. pp. 22–24.