Bert E. Haney
|Bert Emery Haney|
Haney in 1923
|Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit|
August 24, 1935 – September 18, 1943
|Nominated by||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||new position|
|Succeeded by||Homer Bone|
|Born||April 10, 1879
|Died||September 18, 1943(aged 64)|
|Spouse(s)||Jessie A. Holmes|
Bert Emery Haney, alternately Bert Emory Haney (April 10, 1879 – September 18, 1943), was an American attorney and jurist from Oregon. A native of Oregon, he served as United States Attorney for the Oregon District before becoming a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. A Democrat, he also served on the United States Shipping Board and was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1926.
Bert Haney was born on April 10, 1879 in Lafayette, Yamhill County, Oregon. The son of John Haney and Mary Haney (née Harris), he attended the local public schools in Lafayette. After completing his secondary education, Haney attended Willamette University in Salem. He then graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1903 with a bachelor's degree in laws. At the time the school was still located in Portland. Haney married Jessie A. Holmes on November 21, 1906.
On May 28, 1903, Haney passed the bar and was admitted to practice law by the Oregon Supreme Court. He began working for William D. Fenton in June, remaining with him for one year. On July 1, 1904, Haney was selected to serve as a deputy district attorney for Oregon's fourth judicial district, keeping the position until July 1, 1908. A Democrat, he then started a legal partnership with George W. Joseph on that day and remained in private practice until 1918.
During this time, he served as the chairman of the Oregon Democratic State Committee from 1910 to 1915. Previously he had been secretary of the party's county and city committees from 1904 to 1907. In 1918, Haney left private practice to become the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon. Two years later he returned to private practice in Portland, and from 1922 to 1923 he also was the chairperson of the state's parole board. In 1923, he left his legal practice and became a member of the United States Shipping Board, serving until 1926.
In 1926, Haney ran as the Democratic Party nominee for the United States Senate against Frederick Steiwer and Robert N. Stanfield. After losing to Steiwer, Haney returned to Portland and again resumed private legal practice, practicing until 1935. On August 21, 1935, Haney was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, California. Two days later, the U.S. Senate confirmed Haney to the newly created seat on the court, and he received his commission on August 24. He remained on the court until his death on September 18, 1943, at the age of 64.
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