Judge, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. Nominated by Warren G. Harding on May 26, 1921, to a seat vacated by Edmund Waddill, Jr.; Confirmed by the Senate on June 2, 1921, and received commission on June 2, 1921. Service terminated on March 3, 1931, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Nominated by Herbert Hoover on January 5, 1931, to a new seat authorized by 46 Stat. 785; Confirmed by the Senate on February 10, 1931, and received commission on February 21, 1931. Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 26, 1937 to become Chief Justice of the Court. Assumed senior status on March 8, 1948. Service terminated on July 17, 1957, due to death.
Washington and Lee University, LL.D., 1894