Henry Albert Schweinhaut

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Henry Albert Schweinhaut (February 9, 1902 – June 22, 1970) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Washington, D.C., Schweinhaut received an LL.B. from that city's National University Law School in 1924. He was in private practice in Washington, D.C., from 1924 to 1934. He was a Lecturer on evidence and agency, Washington College of Law from 1932 to 1939. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Washington, D.C., from 1934 to 1936. He was a Special assistant to the U.S. attorney general from 1936 to 1945. He was a Lecturer on evidence, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law from 1944 to 1948.

Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Schweinhaut was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 21, 1944, to a seat vacated by Oscar R. Luhring. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 13, 1944, and received his commission on December 19, 1944. He assumed senior status on November 16, 1956. Schweinhaut served in that capacity until his death.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Oscar Raymond Luhring
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Succeeded by
John Sirica