Scott Wilson (judge)

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Scott Wilson, judge

Scott Wilson (1870–1942) was a judge on United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit from 1929 to 1942.

Early life[edit]

Scott Wilson was born on January 11, 1870, in Falmouth, Maine. He graduated from Bates College in Maine in 1892 and then studied at the University of Pennsylvania. Wilson read the law in 1895 and was engaged in private practice in Portland, Maine from 1895-1918.

Public service[edit]

Wilson was the city solicitor of Deering, Maine in 1899 and assistant attorney of Cumberland County, Maine from 1900 to 1902. He served as city solicitor of Portland from 1902 to 1905, and as Attorney General of Maine from 1913 to 1914. Wilson was appointed as an associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine and served from 1918 to 1925, when he became Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, serving from 1925 to 1929.

On September 9, 1929, President Herbert Hoover nominated Wilson for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, succeeding Judge Charles Fletcher Johnson. The U.S. Senate confirmed Hoover's appointment on October 2, 1929, and Wilson received his commission on October 2, 1929. Wilson assumed what is now referred to as senior status on March 31, 1940 but continued to hear cases until his death in 1942.

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