John Wesley Warrington

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John Wesley Warrington
John Wesley Warrington 1897.jpg
circa 1897
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
March 16, 1909 – October 6, 1919
Appointed by William Howard Taft
Preceded by John Kelvey Richards
Succeeded by Maurice H. Donahue
Personal details
Born (1844-07-22)July 22, 1844
Clark County, Ohio
Died May 26, 1921(1921-05-26) (aged 76)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Alma mater Cincinnati Law School
Occupation lawyer, professor
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Union Army
Years of service 1862-1865
Unit 110th Ohio Infantry

John Wesley Warrington (July 22, 1844 – May 26, 1921) was a United States federal judge. John Wesley Warrington was, by family records, born on July 22, 1846, which made him but 16 years old when he enlisted in the 110th O.V.I.

Born in Clark County, Ohio, Warrington joined the United States Army during the American Civil War, serving in the 110th Ohio Infantry from 1862 to 1865. He thereafter attended the University of Cincinnati College of Law, receiving an LL.B. in 1869. He worked for the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, as an assistant city solicitor from 1869 to 1873, and then as city solicitor until 1875. He was a Republican Presidential elector for Hayes/Wheeler in 1876.[1] He was in private practice in Cincinnati from 1876 to 1909, during which time he was a professor of equity jurisprudence and trusts at the Cincinnati Law School, from 1901 to 1904. He was president of the Ohio State Bar Association in 1902.[2]

On March 16, 1909, President William Howard Taft nominated Warrington to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit vacated by John Kelvey Richards. On the same day, Warrington was confirmed by the United States Senate, and received his commission. When Warrington assumed senior status on October 6, 1919, he was the first judge to enter this form of semi-retirement, which had recently been created by statute. He continued working in senior status until his death.


Legal offices
Preceded by
John Kelvey Richards
Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
March 16, 1909 – October 6, 1919
Succeeded by
Maurice H. Donahue