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Henry White Edgerton

Biography of Henry White Edgerton

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Edgerton
  • First Name: Henry
  • Middle Name: White
  • Date of Birth: October , 20 , 1888
  • Place of Birth (POB): Rush Center , Kansas (US-KS, KS, 20, KA, Kans., Kan., Ks., Ka.)
  • Date of Death: February , 23 , 1970
  • Place of Death (POD): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Henry White Edgerton Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Franklin D. Roosevelt ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 11/26/1937
  • Seat vacated by: Groner , D. Lawrence
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 11/26/1937
  • Committee action: Reported Without Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 12/08/1937
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 12/09/1937
  • Commission Date: 12/15/1937
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1955
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1958
  • Retirement from Active Service: 04/22/1963
  • Date of Termination: 02/23/1970
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Henry White Edgerton in the Law School

  • Name of School: Cornell University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1910

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Harvard Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1914

Henry White Edgerton Career Path


  • Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1914
  • Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1915-1916, 1918-1921
  • Professor, Cornell University Law School, 1916-1918
  • Professor, George Washington University, 1921-1928
  • Professor, Cornell University, 1928-1937
  • Special assistant the attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1934-1935


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