Charles Sterling Hutcheson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Charles Sterling Hutcheson (July 23, 1894 – October 24, 1969) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Hutcheson attended the University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary. He was a private in the United States Army from 1918 to 1919, thereafter entering private practice in Boydton, Virginia, from 1920 to 1944. He was the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia from 1933 to 1944.

On January 19, 1944, Hutcheson was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia vacated by Luther B. Way. Hutcheson was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 8, 1944, and received his commission on February 10, 1944. He served as chief judge from 1948 to 1959, assuming senior status on September 1, 1959, rather than enforce Brown v. Board of Education.[1] Hutcheson served in that capacity until his death, in 1969.

  1. ^ Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 49, p. 24

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Luther B. Way
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
1944–1959
Succeeded by
Oren Ritter Lewis