Webster Oliver

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Webster J. Oliver
Senior Judge of the United States Customs Court
In office
June 24, 1967 – November 16, 1969
Chief Judge of the United States Customs Court
In office
1940–1965
Judge of the United States Customs Court
In office
June 24, 1940 – June 24, 1967
Appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded by Charles Paul McClelland
Succeeded by Samuel Murray Rosenstein
Personal details
Born (1888-01-14)January 14, 1888
Brooklyn, New York
Died November 16, 1969(1969-11-16) (aged 81)
New York City
Alma mater St. Lawrence University LL.B.
Profession Judge

Webster J. Oliver (January 14, 1888 - November 16, 1969) was a Judge for the United States Customs Court.

Biography[edit]

Oliver was born on January 14, 1888, in Brooklyn, New York. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1911 from St. Lawrence University. He worked in private practice from 1912 to 1917 and again from 1919 to 1935. He served as a Captain in the United States Army Ordnance Corps from 1917 to 1919. He served as a special United States Attorney for the United States Department of Justice from 1935 to 1938. He served as Assistant Attorney General of the Customs Division of the Justice Department from 1938 to 1940.[1]

Federal Judicial Service[edit]

On June 11, 1940, President Roosevelt nominated Oliver to serve as a Judge for the United States Customs Court, to the seat vacated by Judge Charles Paul McClelland. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 1940, and received his commission on June 24, 1940. He served as Chief Judge of the court from 1940 to 1965. He took senior status on June 24, 1967 and served in that capacity until his death. He was succeeded on the court by Judge Samuel Murray Rosenstein.[2]

Death[edit]

Oliver died on November 16, 1969, in New York City.[3]

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