Herbert Wilson Erskine

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Herbert Wilson Erskine (August 27, 1888 – March 18, 1951) was a United States federal judge.

Born in San Francisco, California, Erskine received an A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1908 and was in private practice in San Francisco, California from 1909 to 1949. He was a Special counsel, California Toll Bridge Authority from 1939 to 1940. He was a California commissioner to the Golden Gate International Exposition from 1939 to 1940.

On January 13, 1949, Erskine was nominated by President Harry S. Truman to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California vacated by Adolphus F. St. Sure. Erskine was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 25, 1949, and received his commission on March 1, 1949. Erskine served in that capacity until his death, just over two years later.

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Preceded by
Adolphus Frederic St. Sure
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
1949–1951
Succeeded by
Monroe Mark Friedman