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Name Tilson, William Josiah
City Atlanta
State GA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Tilson, William Josiah
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Tilson, William Josiah
Born August 13, 1871, in Clear Branch, TN
Died May 26, 1949, in Sunapee, NH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
Received a recess appointment from Calvin Coolidge on July 6, 1926, to a new seat authorized by 44 Stat. 670; nominated to the same position by Calvin Coolidge on December 7, 1926. Service terminated on March 4, 1927, after nomination was not confirmed by the Senate.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
Received a recess appointment from Calvin Coolidge on March 5, 1927, to a seat vacated by William Josiah Tilson. Service terminated on March 19, 1928, due to resignation.

Judge, U.S. Customs Court
Nominated by Calvin Coolidge on February 6, 1928, to a seat vacated by William B. Howell. Confirmed by the Senate on February 27, 1928, and received commission on February 28, 1928. Served as chief judge, 1932-1934. Service terminated on May 26, 1949, due to death.

Education:
Yale University, A.B., 1894
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1896
Yale Law School, LL.M., 1897

Professional Career:
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1898-1926

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, June 9, 1926; nomination withdrawn by president, June 19, 1926
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, December 7, 1926; nomination withdrawn by president, February 8, 1927

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