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William Caldwell Coleman
Born William Caldwell Coleman
(1884-10-17)October 17, 1884
Louisville, Kentucky
Died January 12, 1968(1968-01-12) (aged 83)
Baltimore, Maryland
Education Harvard University (A.B.)
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)
Predecessor Office established
Successor Roszel Cathcart Thomsen

William Caldwell Coleman (October 17, 1884 – January 12, 1968) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Education and career[edit | edit source]

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Coleman received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Harvard University in 1905 and a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1909. He was in private practice in Baltimore, Maryland from 1909 to 1927. During this time, he was also an instructor at the University of Maryland Law School from 1914 to 1917, Secretary of the Maryland Educational Survey Committee in 1916, and was a Private in the United States Army during World War I in 1918.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit | edit source]

Coleman received a recess appointment from President Calvin Coolidge on April 6, 1927, to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, to a new seat authorized by 44 Stat. 1346. He was nominated to the same position by President Coolidge on December 6, 1927. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 19, 1927, and received his commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge from 1948 to 1955. His service terminated on June 1, 1955, due to his resignation.[1]

Death[edit | edit source]

Coleman died on January 12, 1968, in Baltimore.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2
    • William Caldwell Coleman at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.

Sources[edit | edit source]

  • William Caldwell Coleman at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 44 Stat. 1346
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
1927–1955
Succeeded by
Robert Dorsey Watkins
Preceded by
Office established
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
1948–1955
Succeeded by
Roszel Cathcart Thomsen

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