George Ewing Martin

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George Ewing Martin
Chief Justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
May 24, 1924 – September 30, 1937
Appointed by Calvin Coolidge
Preceded by Constantine Smyth
Succeeded by Duncan Groner
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Customs Appeals
In office
January 4, 1923 – May 24, 1924
Appointed by Warren Harding
Preceded by Marion De Vries
Succeeded by William Graham
Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs Appeals
In office
February 8, 1911 – January 4, 1923
Appointed by William Taft
Preceded by William Hunt
Succeeded by Charles Hatfield
Personal details
Born (1857-11-23)November 23, 1857
Lancaster, Ohio, U.S.
Died April 14, 1948(1948-04-14) (aged 90)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Alma mater Wittenberg University

George Ewing Martin (November 23, 1857 – April 14, 1948) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Lancaster, Ohio, Martin attended the University of Heidelberg and received an A.B. from Wittenberg College in 1877. He read law to enter the bar in 1883, and was in private practice in Lancaster, Ohio from 1883 to 1904. He was a Common pleas judge, 7th Judicial District of Ohio from 1904 to 1911. He was an Associate Judge, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals from 1911 to 1923, and was Presiding Judge of that court from 1923 to 1924.

On May 16, 1924, Martin was nominated by President Calvin Coolidge to the position of Chief Justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, vacated by Constantine J. Smyth. Martin was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 22, 1924, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on September 30, 1937, serving in that capacity until his death.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
William Hunt
Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
1911–1923
Succeeded by
Charles Hatfield
Preceded by
Marion De Vries
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
1923–1924
Succeeded by
William Graham
Preceded by
Constantine Smyth
Chief Justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1924–1937
Succeeded by
Duncan Groner