David C. Westenhaver
|David C. Westenhaver|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio|
March 14, 1917 – July 29, 1928
|Nominated by||Woodrow Wilson|
|Preceded by||John Hessin Clarke|
|Succeeded by||Samuel H. West|
January 13, 1865|
Berkeley County, West Virginia
|Died||July 29, 1928
|Spouse(s)||Mary C. Paull|
|Alma mater||Georgetown University Law School|
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.
- A History of Cleveland and Its Environs, The Heart of New Connecticut. 2, Biography. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company. 1918. pp. 22–24.