Born: January 17, 1860
New Bedford, Pennsylvanian

Died: August 7, 1937

Josiah Alexander Van Orsdel

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 3, 1907; Confirmed by the Senate on December 12, 1907, and received commission on December 12, 1907.  Service terminated on 8/7/1937, due to death.

Westminster College, A.B., 1885
Read Law, 1890

Professional Career:

County and prosecuting attorney, Laramie County, Wyoming, 1892-1894
Member, Wyoming State House of Representatives, 1894-1898
State attorney general, Wyoming, 1898-1905
Associate justice, Supreme Court of Wyoming, 1905-1906
Assistant U.S. attorney general, 1906-1907