Frank Herbert Norcross

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Frank Herbert Norcross (May 11, 1869 – November 4, 1952) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Reno, Nevada, Norcross received an A.B. from the University of Nevada in 1891 and an LL.B. from Georgetown University Law School in 1894. He was a district attorney of Washoe County, Nevada from 1895 to 1897. He was a member of the Nevada General Assembly from 1897 to 1899. He was in private practice in Reno, Nevada from 1899 to 1904. Norcross became a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada in 1904, serving until 1916, including terms as Chief Justice from 1909 to 1911 and from 1915 to 1916. He returned to private practice in Reno from 1917 to 1928.

On April 2, 1928, Norcross was nominated by President Calvin Coolidge to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Nevada vacated by Edward S. Farrington. Norcross was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 17, 1928, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on April 30, 1945 serving in that capacity until his death, in 1952, in San Francisco, California.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward Silsby Farrington
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Succeeded by
Roger Thomas Foley