Samuel Hale Sibley

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Samuel Hale Sibley (July 2, 1873 – October 13, 1958) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Union Point, Georgia, Sibley received an A.B. from the University of Georgia in 1892 and an LL.B. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1893. He entered private practice in Union Point, and became a judge on the Green County Court from 1905 to 1912, and of the City Court of Greensboro, Georgia from 1912 to 1917. He was a district attorney of the Georgia Railroad from 1917 to 1919.

On July 31, 1919, Sibley was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia created by 40 Stat. 1156. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 1919, and received his commission the same day.

On December 20, 1930, President Herbert Hoover nominated Sibley for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated by Richard Wilde Walker. Sibley was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 13, 1931, and received his commission on January 24, 1931. He assumed senior status on October 1, 1949, serving in that capacity until his death, in 1958.

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