Oscar E. Bland

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Oscar Bland
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Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
In office
March 3, 1923 – December 1, 1947
Appointed by Warren Harding
Preceded by Marion De Vries
Succeeded by Noble Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1923
Preceded by William Cullop
Succeeded by Arthur Greenwood
Member of the Indiana Senate
In office
1907–1909
Personal details
Born (1877-11-21)November 21, 1877
Bloomfield, Indiana, U.S.
Died August 3, 1951(1951-08-03) (aged 73)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Valparaiso University
Indiana University, Bloomington

Oscar Edward Bland (November 21, 1877 – August 3, 1951) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana, and a long-serving judge of the United States Court of Customs Appeals.

Biography[edit]

Born near Bloomfield, Indiana, Bland attended the public schools, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, and Indiana University. He taught school for three years. He read law and was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Linton, Indiana. He served as member of the Indiana State Senate from 1907 to 1909.

Bland was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to Congress in 1910, 1912, and 1914. He finally prevailed in the election of 1916, and was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1923). He served as chairman of the Committee on Industrial Arts and Expositions (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress.

He was nominated by President Warren G. Harding as associate judge of the United States Court of Customs Appeals (later the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals), receiving his commission on March 4, 1923, and serving until his resignation on December 1, 1947. He resumed the private practice of law in Washington, D.C., where he died August 3, 1951. He was interred in Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Cullop
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 2nd congressional district

1917–1923
Succeeded by
Arthur Greenwood
Preceded by
Campbell Cantrill
Chairperson of the House Industrial Expositions Committee
1919–1923
Succeeded by
Daniel Reed
Legal offices
Preceded by
Marion De Vries
Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
1923–1947
Succeeded by
Noble Johnson