Edward J. Henning

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

Edward J. Henning (December 28, 1868 – September 6, 1937) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Iron Ridge, Wisconsin, Henning received a B.L. from the University of Wisconsin in 1894, an LL.B. from Columbian University in 1896, and an LL.M. from Columbian University in 1897. He entered private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1897, maintaining that practice until 1912, aside from service as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 1901 to 1910. He was in private practice in San Diego, California from 1913 to 1921. He was an Assistant U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1921 to 1925. He was in private practice in Los Angeles, California, Washington, D.C., and New York City from 1930 to 1937.

On April 24, 1925, Henning received a recess appointment from President Calvin Coolidge to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California vacated by Benjamin F. Bledsoe. Henning was formally nominated on December 8, 1925, and was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 15, 1925, receiving his commission the same day. Henning served in that capacity until his resignation on December 31, 1929.

He died in Toledo, Ohio.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Benjamin Franklin Bledsoe
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
1925–1929
Succeeded by
George Cosgrave