James Perry Platt

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James Perry Platt (March 31, 1851 – January 26, 1913) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Towanda, Pennsylvania, Platt received an A.B. from Yale College in 1873 and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1875. He was in private practice in Meriden, Connecticut from 1875 to 1902. He was a Connecticut state representative from 1878 to 1879. He was a City attorney of Meriden, Connecticut from 1879 to 1893. He was a judge on the Meriden City Court, Connecticut from 1893 to 1902.

Platt was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Platt was nominated by President Theodore Roosevelt on February 18, 1902, to a seat vacated by William K. Townsend. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 28, 1902, and received commission the same day. Platt served in that capacity until his death.


Legal offices
Preceded by
William Kneeland Townsend
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Succeeded by
Edwin Stark Thomas