List of federal judges appointed by Calvin Coolidge

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President Calvin Coolidge.
Coolidge named Harlan Fiske Stone to the Supreme Court.
Learned Hand, named by Coolidge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, remains among the most well-cited judges.

Following is a list of all United States federal judges appointed by President Calvin Coolidge during his presidency.[1] In total, Coolidge appointed 79 federal judges, surpassing the previous record of 75 appointed by Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. These included one Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States, 17 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, and 61 judges to the United States district courts. Coolidge appointed judges to various specialty courts as well, including Genevieve R. Cline, who became the first woman named to the Federal judiciary when Coolidge placed her on the United States Customs Court in 1928.[2]

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Justice Seat State Began active
service
Ended active
service
Harlan Fiske Stone Seat 9 New York February 5, 1925 July 3, 1941

Courts of Appeals[edit]

Judge Circuit Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Anderson, Albert BarnesAlbert Barnes Anderson Seventh January 6, 1925 October 30, 1929 April 27, 1938
Booth, Wilbur FranklinWilbur Franklin Booth Eighth March 18, 1925 January 1, 1932 July 7, 1944
Chase, Harrie B.Harrie B. Chase Second January 31, 1929 September 1, 1954 November 17, 1969
Cotteral, John HazeltonJohn Hazelton Cotteral Eighth May 23, 1928 April 22, 1933[3]
Dietrich, Frank SigelFrank Sigel Dietrich Ninth January 3, 1927 October 2, 1930
Foster, Rufus EdwardRufus Edward Foster Fifth January 13, 1925 August 23, 1942
Hand, Augustus NobleAugustus Noble Hand Second May 19, 1927[4] June 30, 1953 October 28, 1954
Hand, LearnedLearned Hand Second December 20, 1924 June 1, 1951 August 18, 1961
Hickenlooper, SmithSmith Hickenlooper Sixth December 17, 1928 December 22, 1933
Hicks, XenophonXenophon Hicks Sixth May 23, 1928 March 1, 1952 November 2, 1952
McCamant, WallaceWallace McCamant Ninth May 25, 1925[5] May 2, 1926
Moorman, Charles HarwoodCharles Harwood Moorman Sixth January 13, 1925 January 26, 1938
Northcott, ElliottElliott Northcott Fourth April 6, 1927[6] October 15, 1939 January 3, 1946
Parker, John J.John J. Parker Fourth October 3, 1925[7] March 17, 1958
Swan, Thomas WalterThomas Walter Swan Second December 22, 1926 July 1, 1953 July 13, 1975
Van Valkenburgh, Arba SeymourArba Seymour Van Valkenburgh Eighth March 18, 1925 May 1, 1933 November 4, 1944

District courts[edit]

Judge Court
[Note 1]
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Adler, Simon LouisSimon Louis Adler W.D.N.Y. May 19, 1927[8] May 23, 1934
Akerman, AlexanderAlexander Akerman S.D. Fla. February 15, 1929 October 8, 1939 August 21, 1948
Anderson, Harry BennettHarry Bennett Anderson W.D. Tenn. September 12, 1925[9] April 9, 1935
Baltzell, Robert C.Robert C. Baltzell D. Ind. January 13, 1925 January 19, 1950[10] October 18, 1950
Beattie, Charlton ReidCharlton Reid Beattie E.D. La. January 21, 1925 August 23, 1925
Borah, Wayne G.Wayne G. Borah E.D. La. October 3, 1928[11] October 23, 1949
Boynton, Charles AlbertCharles Albert Boynton W.D. Tex. December 17, 1924 May 1, 1947 October 12, 1954
Bryant, Frederick HowardFrederick Howard Bryant N.D.N.Y. May 19, 1927[12] September 4, 1945
Burns, Louis HenryLouis Henry Burns E.D. La. October 3, 1925[13] June 9, 1928
Burrows, Warren BoothWarren Booth Burrows D. Conn. February 16, 1928 October 20, 1930
Cavanah, Charles CheathamCharles Cheatham Cavanah D. Idaho January 3, 1927 January 3, 1942 June 30, 1953
Clark, WilliamWilliam Clark D.N.J. May 21, 1925[14] June 25, 1938
Cochran, Ernest FordErnest Ford Cochran E.D.S.C. November 22, 1923[15] March 4, 1934
Coleman, Frank JosephFrank Joseph Coleman S.D.N.Y. May 19, 1927[12] March 14, 1934
Coleman, William CaldwellWilliam Caldwell Coleman D. Md. April 6, 1927[12] June 1, 1955
Cox, Elijah AllenElijah Allen Cox N.D. Miss. March 2, 1929 March 22, 1957 August 28, 1974
Davis, Charles B.Charles B. Davis E.D. Mo. January 31, 1924 March 3, 1943
Dawkins, Sr., Benjamin C.Benjamin C. Dawkins, Sr. W.D. La. May 5, 1924 May 17, 1953 August 22, 1966
Dawson, Charles I.Charles I. Dawson W.D. Ky. January 13, 1925 June 30, 1935
Deaver, Bascom SineBascom Sine Deaver M.D. Ga. March 19, 1928 October 13, 1944
Dewey, Charles AlmonCharles Almon Dewey S.D. Iowa January 31, 1928 March 1, 1949 March 2, 1958
Fake, Guy LeverneGuy Leverne Fake D.N.J. February 12, 1929 February 21, 1951 September 23, 1957
Gordon, PeytonPeyton Gordon D.D.C. March 29, 1928 February 4, 1941 September 17, 1946
Hahn, George PhilipGeorge Philip Hahn N.D. Ohio December 17, 1928 February 12, 1937
Hayes, Johnson JayJohnson Jay Hayes M.D.N.C. April 6, 1927[16] June 18, 1957 October 22, 1970
Henning, Edward J.Edward J. Henning S.D. Cal. April 24, 1925[17] December 31, 1929
Hough, Benson W.Benson W. Hough S.D. Ohio February 9, 1925 November 19, 1935
Johnson, Albert WilliamsAlbert Williams Johnson M.D. Pa. May 21, 1925[14] June 28, 1945
Jones, LakeLake Jones S.D. Fla. February 18, 1924 June 7, 1930
Kennamer, Franklin ElmoreFranklin Elmore Kennamer E.D. Okla. February 19, 1924 May 31, 1940[18] May 1, 1960
Kerrigan, Frank HenryFrank Henry Kerrigan N.D. Cal. January 28, 1924 February 9, 1935
Kirkpatrick, William HuntingtonWilliam Huntington Kirkpatrick E.D. Pa. March 3, 1927 May 1, 1958 November 28, 1970
Letts, Ira LloydIra Lloyd Letts D.R.I. June 9, 1927[19] June 24, 1935
Louderback, HaroldHarold Louderback N.D. Cal. April 17, 1928 December 11, 1941
Martineau, John EllisJohn Ellis Martineau E.D. Ark. March 2, 1928 March 6, 1937
McCarthy, James WilliamJames William McCarthy D.N.J. October 6, 1928[11] January 31, 1929
McCormick, Paul JohnPaul John McCormick S.D. Cal. February 11, 1924 September 1, 1951 December 2, 1960
McDermott, George ThomasGeorge Thomas McDermott D. Kan. January 16, 1928 April 30, 1929
McNary, John HughJohn Hugh McNary D. Or. February 28, 1927 October 25, 1936
McVicar, NelsonNelson McVicar W.D. Pa. September 14, 1928[11] February 1, 1951 December 20, 1960
Meekins, Isaac MelsonIsaac Melson Meekins E.D.N.C. January 17, 1925 February 13, 1945 November 21, 1946
Moinet, Edward JulienEdward Julien Moinet E.D. Mich. June 13, 1927[12] February 28, 1946 December 23, 1952
Molyneaux, Joseph WestJoseph West Molyneaux D. Minn. March 18, 1925 February 28, 1937 January 24, 1940
Moorman, Charles HarwoodCharles Harwood Moorman W.D. Ky. January 8, 1924 February 2, 1925
Moscowitz, Grover M.Grover M. Moscowitz E.D.N.Y. December 21, 1925 March 31, 1947
Nevin, Robert ReasonerRobert Reasoner Nevin S.D. Ohio January 21, 1929 December 31, 1952
Norcross, Frank HerbertFrank Herbert Norcross D. Nev. April 17, 1928 April 30, 1945 November 4, 1952
Otis, Merrill E.Merrill E. Otis W.D. Mo. March 23, 1925[7] December 23, 1944
Pray, Charles NelsonCharles Nelson Pray D. Mont. February 8, 1924 April 10, 1957 September 12, 1963
Raymond, Fred MortonFred Morton Raymond W.D. Mich. May 8, 1925[20] February 6, 1946
Ritter, Halsted L.Halsted L. Ritter S.D. Fla. February 15, 1929 April 17, 1936
Sanborn, Jr., John B.John B. Sanborn, Jr. D. Minn. March 18, 1925 February 2, 1932
Whitten Slick, ThomasThomas Whitten Slick D. Ind. February 17, 1925 September 16, 1943[21]
St. Sure, Adolphus FredericAdolphus Frederic St. Sure N.D. Cal. February 23, 1925 June 30, 1947 February 5, 1949
Taylor, George CaldwellGeorge Caldwell Taylor E.D. Tenn. May 26, 1928 November 24, 1949 December 19, 1952
Thacher, Thomas D.Thomas D. Thacher S.D.N.Y. January 21, 1925 April 10, 1930
Tilson, William JosiahWilliam Josiah Tilson M.D. Ga. June 6, 1926[5]
March 5, 1927
March 19, 1928
March 19, 1928[22]
Vaught, Edgar SullinsEdgar Sullins Vaught W.D. Okla. May 31, 1928[11] April 22, 1956 December 5, 1959
West, Samuel H.Samuel H. West N.D. Ohio December 17, 1928 October 5, 1938
Wham, Fred LouisFred Louis Wham E.D. Ill. March 1, 1927 March 3, 1956 February 2, 1967
Woodward, Charles EdgarCharles Edgar Woodward N.D. Ill. March 2, 1929 May 15, 1942

Specialty courts[edit]

United States Court of Customs Appeals[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Graham, William JohnsonWilliam Johnson Graham 1924 1937

United States Court of Claims[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Moss, J. McKenzieJ. McKenzie Moss 1926 1929
Green, William R.William R. Green 1928 1947
Sinnott, Nicholas J.Nicholas J. Sinnott 1928 1929

United States Customs Court[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Young, George MorleyGeorge Morley Young 1924 1932
Cline, Genevieve RoseGenevieve Rose Cline 1928 1959
Tilson, William JosiahWilliam Josiah Tilson 1928 1949

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Jo Freeman, A Room at a Time: How Women Entered Party Politics, 2002: Rowman and Littlefield, p. 216 (ISBN 084769805X)
  3. ^ Reassigned by operation of law to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on March 28, 1929
  4. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1927, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 18, 1928, and received commission on January 18, 1928.
  5. ^ a b Recess appointment; the United States Senate later rejected the appointment.
  6. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1927, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 15, 1927, and received commission on December 15, 1927.
  7. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 8, 1925, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 14, 1925, and received commission on December 14, 1925.
  8. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1927, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 16, 1928, and received commission on January 16, 1928.
  9. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 8, 1925, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 29, 1926, and received commission on January 29, 1926.
  10. ^ Reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on April 21, 1928.
  11. ^ a b c d Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1928, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 17, 1928, and received commission on December 17, 1928.
  12. ^ a b c d Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1927, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 19, 1927, and received commission on December 19, 1927.
  13. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 8, 1925, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 21, 1925, and received commission on December 21, 1925.
  14. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 8, 1925, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 17, 1925, and received commission on December 17, 1925.
  15. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1923, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 17, 1924, and received commission on January 21, 1924.
  16. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1927, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 9, 1928, and received commission on January 9, 1928.
  17. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 8, 1925, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 15, 1925, and received commission on December 15, 1925.
  18. ^ Reassigned to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma on February 16, 1925.
  19. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1927, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 4, 1928, and received commission on January 4, 1928.
  20. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 8, 1925, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 18, 1925, and received commission on December 18, 1925.
  21. ^ Reassigned to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana on April 21, 1928.
  22. ^ Received a second recess appointment to a different seat on the same court, but resigned prior to Senate action on the appointment.

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