Born: May 22, 1841
Hiram, Maine

Died: March 17, 1905
Washington, D.C.

Charles Cleaves Cole

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on December 12, 1892; Confirmed by the Senate on January 28, 1893, and received commission on January 28, 1893. Service terminated on 4/22/1901, due to resignation.


Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1867
Read Law, 1866

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Private, 17th Maine Infantry, 1862-1865
Private practice, Portland, Maine, 1866-1867
Private practice, West Union, West Virginia, 1868-1870
Prosecuting attorney, Doddridge County, West Virginia, 1869-1870
Private practice, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 1870-1874
City solicitor, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 1874-1876
Private practice, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 1876-1878
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1878-1891
U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1891-1893
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1901-1905

University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Thomas McIntyre Cooley papers, 1850-1898; 7 ft. and 16 vols.; finding aid; correspondence.