Edward Franklin Bingham

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Edward Franklin Bingham
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United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
April 22, 1887 – April 30, 1903
Appointed by Grover Cleveland
Preceded by David Kellogg Cartter
Succeeded by Harry M. Clabaugh
Personal details
Born (1828-08-13)August 13, 1828
West Concord, Vermont
Died September 5, 1907(1907-09-05) (aged 79)
Union, West Virginia
Political party Democratic

Edward Franklin Bingham (August 13, 1828 – September 5, 1907) was a United States federal judge.

Born in West Concord, Vermont, Bingham read law in 1850. He was in private practice in McArthur, Ohio from 1850 to 1861, and in Columbus, Ohio from 1861 to 1867, also working as a prosecuting attorney of Vinton County, Ohio from 1850 to 1855 and serving in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1856 to 1857. He was a city solicitor for Columbus, thereafter returning to private practice in Columbus until 1873. He was a judge on the Court of Common Pleas, Fifth Judicial District, Columbus, Ohio from 1873 to 1888.

He lost as the Democratic nominee for judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio in 1881.[1][2]

On April 22, 1887, Bingham received a recess appointment from President Grover Cleveland to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated by David Kellogg Cartter. Formally nominated on December 20, 1887, Bingham was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 23, 1888, and received his commission the same day. Bingham served until his retirement, on April 30, 1903.

He was in private practice in Columbus from then until his death, in 1907, in Union, West Virginia.


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Bingham, Edmund Franklin". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.  [sic]
  2. ^ Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio. I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company. p. 449. 


Ohio House of Representatives
Preceded by
William J. Evans
Representative from Jackson County
January 7, 1856-January 3, 1858
Succeeded by
R. B. Stevenson
Legal offices
Preceded by
David Kellogg Cartter
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Succeeded by
Harry M. Clabaugh