Charles B. Witmer

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Charles B. Witmer (April 18, 1862 – April 7, 1925) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, Witmer received an A.B. from Central College, Pennsylvania in 1883 and read law to enter the bar in 1887. He was a County solicitor for Northumberland County from 1888 to 1891 and from 1894 to 1900. He was an Assistant Attorney General to the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission from 1902 to 1904. He then served as chief counsel to the Dairy Food Commission of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from 1904 to 1905, and as a special counsel to the Pennsylvania Auditor General's Department from 1905 to 1906. He was a U.S. Marshal stationed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania from 1906 to 1907. He was the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania from 1907 to 1911.

On February 20, 1911, Witmer was nominated by President William H. Taft to a seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania vacated by Robert W. Archbald. Witmer was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 2, 1911, and received his commission the same day. Witmer served in that capacity until his death, on April 7, 1925.

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Preceded by
Robert Wodrow Archbald
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
1911–1925
Succeeded by
Albert Williams Johnson