George Thomas McDermott

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George Thomas McDermott (October 21, 1886 – January 19, 1937) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Winfield, Kansas, McDermott received a Ph.B. from the University of Chicago in 1908 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1909. He was in private practice in Topeka, Kansas from 1910 to 1917. He was in the United States Army Lieutenant from 1917 to 1919. He was in private practice in Topeka, Kansas from 1919 to 1928.

McDermott was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. McDermott was nominated by President Calvin Coolidge on January 12, 1928, to a new seat created by 40 Stat. 1156. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 16, 1928, and received his commission the same day. McDermott served in that capacity until April 30, 1929, due to appointment to another judicial position.

McDermott was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. McDermott was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on April 18, 1929, to a new seat created by 45 Stat. 1346. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 29, 1929, and received his commission on April 30, 1929. McDermott served in that capacity until his death.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
1928–1929
Succeeded by
Richard Joseph Hopkins
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
1929–1937
Succeeded by
Robert L. Williams