Francis Arthur Garrecht

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Francis Arthur Garrecht (September 11, 1870 – August 11, 1948) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Walla Walla, Washington, Garrecht read law to enter the bar in 1894. He was in private practice in Walla Walla from 1895 to 1913, also serving as a representative in the Washington state legislature from 1911 to 1913. He was the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington from 1914 to 1921. He was a Lecturer on waters, Gonzaga University from 1911 to 1924. He returned to private practice in Spokane, Washington from 1922 to 1932, and was a legal adviser to Washington Governor Clarence D. Martin in 1933.

On May 4, 1933, Garrecht was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated by Frank H. Rudkin. Garrecht was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 16, 1933, and received his commission on May 19, 1933, serving in that capacity until his death.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Frank H. Rudkin
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Succeeded by
Walter Lyndon Pope