List of federal judges appointed by William McKinley

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President William McKinley.
Joseph McKenna was McKinley's only appointment to the Supreme Court.
William R. Day, appointed by McKinley to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, was later elevated to the Supreme Court.

Following is a list of all United States federal judges appointed by President William McKinley during his presidency.[1] In total McKinley appointed 35 federal judges, including one Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States, six judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, and 28 judges to the United States district courts.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Justice Seat State Began active
service
Ended active
service
Joseph McKenna Seat 9 California January 21, 1898 January 5, 1925

Courts of Appeals[edit]

Judge Circuit Began active
service
Ended active
service
Day, William R.William R. Day Sixth February 28, 1899 February 23, 1903
Gray, GeorgeGeorge Gray Third March 29, 1899[2] June 1, 1914
Grosscup, Peter StengerPeter Stenger Grosscup Seventh January 23, 1899 October 23, 1911
Morrow, William W.William W. Morrow Ninth May 20, 1897 January 1, 1923[3]
Severens, Henry FranklinHenry Franklin Severens Sixth February 20, 1900 October 3, 1911
Shelby, David DavieDavid Davie Shelby Fifth March 2, 1899 August 22, 1914

District courts[edit]

Judge Court
[Note 1]
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Adams, George BethuneGeorge Bethune Adams S.D.N.Y. August 30, 1901[4] October 9, 1911
Anderson, Thomas H.Thomas H. Anderson D.D.C. April 23, 1901[5] October 1, 1916
Archbald, Robert W.Robert W. Archbald M.D. Pa. March 29, 1901[6] February 1, 1911
Barnard, JobJob Barnard D.D.C. October 1, 1899[7] June 8, 1914
Boyd, James EdmundJames Edmund Boyd W.D.N.C. July 11, 1900[8] August 21, 1935
Bradford II, Edward GreenEdward Green Bradford II D. Del. May 11, 1897 May 20, 1918
Clabaugh, Harry M.Harry M. Clabaugh D.D.C. March 2, 1899 May 1, 1903
Cochran, Andrew McConnell JanuaryAndrew McConnell January Cochran E.D. Ky. April 24, 1901[6] June 12, 1934
De Haven, John J.John J. De Haven N.D. Cal. June 8, 1897 January 26, 1913
Evans, WalterWalter Evans D. Ky. March 3, 1899 July 1, 1901
Ewart, Hamilton G.Hamilton G. Ewart W.D.N.C. July 13, 1898
April 13, 1899[9]
June 7, 1900
June 7, 1900
Hazel, John R.John R. Hazel W.D.N.Y. June 5, 1900 March 5, 1931
Hook, William CatherWilliam Cather Hook D. Kan. January 31, 1899 December 1, 1903
Humphrey, J. OtisJ. Otis Humphrey S.D. Ill. March 8, 1901 June 14, 1918
Keller, Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin Keller S.D.W.Va. June 18, 1901[6] August 8, 1921
Kohlsaat, Christian CecilChristian Cecil Kohlsaat N.D. Ill. February 28, 1899 March 24, 1905
Lowell, Francis CabotFrancis Cabot Lowell D. Mass. January 10, 1898 April 15, 1905
McPherson, John BayardJohn Bayard McPherson E.D. Pa. March 2, 1899 April 8, 1912
McPherson, SmithSmith McPherson S.D. Iowa May 7, 1900 January 17, 1915
Meek, Edward RoscoeEdward Roscoe Meek N.D. Tex. July 13, 1898[10] December 31, 1935[11]
Purnell, Thomas RichardThomas Richard Purnell E.D.N.C. May 5, 1897 December 19, 1908
Tenney, Asa WentworthAsa Wentworth Tenney E.D.N.Y. July 8, 1897 December 10, 1897
Thomas, Edward BeersEdward Beers Thomas E.D.N.Y. February 15, 1898 December 31, 1906
Thompson, Albert C.Albert C. Thompson S.D. Ohio September 23, 1898[12] January 26, 1910
Trieber, JacobJacob Trieber E.D. Ark. July 26, 1900[13] September 17, 1927
Waddill, Jr., EdmundEdmund Waddill, Jr. E.D. Va. March 22, 1898 June 9, 1921
Wanty, George P.George P. Wanty W.D. Mich. March 13, 1900 July 9, 1906
Wing, Francis JosephFrancis Joseph Wing N.D. Ohio January 23, 1901 February 1, 1905

Specialty courts[edit]

United States Customs Court[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Howell, William BarberieWilliam Barberie Howell 1899 1927
Fischer, Israel FredrickIsrael Fredrick Fischer 1899 1940
De Vries, MarionMarion De Vries 1900 1910

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. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 11, 1899, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 18, 1899, and received commission on December 18, 1899.
  3. ^ Took senior status and served in that capacity until July 24, 1929.
  4. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 5, 1901, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 17, 1901, and received commission on December 17, 1901.
  5. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 5, 1901, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 4, 1902, and received commission on February 6, 1902.
  6. ^ a b c Recess appointment; formally nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 5, 1901, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 17, 1901, and received commission on December 17, 1901.
  7. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 11, 1899, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 19, 1899, and received commission on December 19, 1899.
  8. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1900, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 9, 1901, and received commission on January 9, 1901.
  9. ^ Recess appointment and reappointment; the United States Senate later failed to act on the appointment on both occasions.
  10. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 13, 1898, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 15, 1899, and received commission on February 15, 1899.
  11. ^ Took senior status and served in that capacity until April 10, 1939.
  12. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 13, 1898, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 20, 1898, and received commission on December 20, 1898.
  13. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 4, 1900, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 9, 1901, and received commission on January 9, 1901.

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