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Name Putnam, William LeBaron
City Portland
State ME
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born May 26, 1835, in Bath, ME
Died February 5, 1918, in Portland, ME

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born May 26, 1835, in Bath, ME
Died February 5, 1918, in Portland, ME

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the First Circuit
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on December 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1892, and received commission on March 17, 1892. Service terminated on December 31, 1911, due to abolition of the court.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on December 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1892, and received commission on March 17, 1892. Service terminated on September 17, 1917, due to retirement.

Education:
Bowdoin College, A.B., 1855
Read law, 1858

Professional Career:

Private practice, Portland, Maine, 1858-1891
City councilman, Portland, Maine, 1860-1861
Alderman, Portland, Maine, 1862
Mayor, Portland, Maine, 1869-1870
Commissioner to negotiate American fishing rights in Canada, 1887-1888


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