George P. Wanty

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George P. Wanty (March 12, 1856 – July 9, 1906) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Wanty received an LL.B. from the University of Michigan in 1878 and went into private practice. In 1883, he partnered with Niram A. Fletcher to form the law firm of Fletcher & Wanty, which is known today as Wheeler Upham, P.C.[1] Wanty remained in private practice to 1900.

On March 7, 1900, Wanty was nominated by President William McKinley to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan vacated by Henry Franklin Severens. Wanty was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 13, 1900, and received his commission the same day. He served in that capacity until his death, in 1906, and was succeeded in his office by another attorney from the firm that he had founded, Loyal Edwin Knappen.[1]

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