Maurice Timothy Dooling

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Maurice Timothy Dooling Sr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
In office
July 28, 1913 – November 4, 1924
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson
Preceded by John J. De Haven
Succeeded by Adolphus Frederic St. Sure
Assemblyman from the San Benito district in the California State Assembly
In office
1885–1887
Appointed by Direct election
Personal details
Born (1860-10-12)October 12, 1860
Moore's Flat, California, U.S.
Died November 4, 1924(1924-11-04) (aged 64)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Relatives Maurice T. Dooling Jr. (son)
Alma mater Saint Mary's College of California (B.A., M.A.)

Maurice Timothy Dooling Sr. (October 12, 1860 – November 4, 1924) was a United States federal judge.

Dooling was born in a mining camp near Moore's Flat, California, to Elizabeth Mary and Timothy Dooling, Irish immigrants who were pioneers in the territory.[1][2] Maurice received an A.B. in 1880 and an A.M. in 1881 from Saint Mary's College of California (in San Francisco at that time.) He was a teacher at St. Mary's College from 1881 to 1883, and read law to enter the bar in 1885. He then served as a Democratic Party member of the California State Assembly from the San Benito district from 1885 to 1887,[3] and as a judge on the Superior Court of San Benito County, California from 1897 to 1913.[4] He received a Ph.D. from Santa Clara College in 1903.

In 1906, Dooling ran for election to the position of Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal, First District, on the Democratic ticket but lost by a slim margin to Republicans Frank H. Kerrigan and S. P. Hall.[5]

On July 18, 1913, Dooling was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California vacated by John J. De Haven. Dooling was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 28, 1913, and received his commission the same day. Dooling served in that capacity until his death, in 1924.[1][6]

Dooling's son, Maurice T. Dooling Jr., was appointed to the Supreme Court of California in 1960.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Judge Dooling is Ill in Hospital". San Bernardino Sun (55 (65)). California Digital Newspaper Collection. 4 November 1924. p. 1. Retrieved July 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Deaths: Mrs. Mary Dooling". Los Angeles Herald (276). California Digital Newspaper Collection. 5 July 1902. p. 13. Retrieved July 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Members of the Legislature". Los Angeles Herald (25 (120)). California Digital Newspaper Collection. 22 July 1886. p. 2. Retrieved July 29, 2017. Maurice T. Dooling, San Benito, D. 
  4. ^ "Judge from Ventura Presides". Los Angeles Herald (75). California Digital Newspaper Collection. 10 February 1911. p. 6. Retrieved July 28, 2017. 
  5. ^ Johnson, J. Edward (1966). History of Supreme Court, Vol 2, Justices, 1900-1950 (PDF). San Francisco, CA: Bancroft-Whitney Co. p. 75. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  6. ^ "California News Briefs". Livermore Journal (6 (9)). California Digital Newspaper Collection. 14 November 1924. p. 2. Retrieved July 29, 2017. 
  7. ^ Marjorie Pierce, East of the Gabilans: The Ranches, the Towns, the People—Yesterday and Today (1981), p. 91.

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Preceded by
John J. De Haven
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
1913–1924
Succeeded by
Adolphus Frederic St. Sure
Preceded by
Assemblyman from the San Benito district in the California State Assembly
1885–1887
Succeeded by