George Donworth

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George Donworth (November 26, 1861 – September 6, 1947) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Machias, Maine, Donworth received an A.B. from Georgetown University in 1881, and read law to enter the bar in 1883. He was in private practice in Fort Fairfield, Maine from 1883 to 1888, and in Seattle, Washington from 1888 to 1909, serving as corporation counsel to Seattle from 1892 to 1894. He was a Member, Seattle School Board, Washington from 1907 to 1909.

On May 8, 1909, Donworth was nominated by President William H. Taft to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington created by 35 Stat. 686. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 18, 1909, and received his commission the same day. Donworth served in that capacity until his resignation on March 20, 1912.

He returned to private practice in Seattle from 1912 to 1918, when he entered the United States Army, serving until 1922. He thereafter remained in private practice in Seattle from 1922 until his death in that city in 1947.