Robert C. Baltzell

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Robert C. Baltzell
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
In office
January 19, 1950 – October 18, 1950
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
In office
April 21, 1928 – January 19, 1950
Appointed byoperation of law
Preceded bySeat established by 45 Stat. 437
Succeeded byWilliam Elwood Steckler
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Indiana
In office
January 13, 1925 – April 21, 1928
Appointed byCalvin Coolidge
Preceded byAlbert Barnes Anderson
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Personal details
Born
Robert C. Baltzell

(1879-08-15)August 15, 1879
Lawrence County, Illinois
DiedOctober 18, 1950(1950-10-18) (aged 71)
EducationNorthern Illinois University
Marion Law School (LL.B.)

Robert C. Baltzell (August 15, 1879 – October 18, 1950) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Indiana and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Lawrence County, Illinois, Baltzell attended Northern Illinois State Normal School (now Northern Illinois University) and then received a Bachelor of Laws from Marion Law School in 1904. He was in the United States Army Reserve as a Major from 1917 to 1919. He was in private practice in Princeton, Indiana from 1904 to 1920. He was a Judge of the Gibson County Circuit Court in Princeton from 1920 to 1925.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Baltzell was nominated by President Calvin Coolidge on January 2, 1925, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Indiana vacated by Judge Albert Barnes Anderson. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 13, 1925, and received his commission the same day. Baltzell was reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on April 21, 1928, to a new seat authorized by 45 Stat. 437. He assumed senior status on January 19, 1950. His service terminated on October 18, 1950, due to his death.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Albert Barnes Anderson
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Indiana
1925–1928
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Seat established by 45 Stat. 437
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
1928–1950
Succeeded by
William Elwood Steckler