George Donworth

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George Donworth
Seattle Corporation Counsel George Donworth, circa 1892.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
In office
May 18, 1909 – March 20, 1912
Appointed byWilliam Howard Taft
Preceded bySeat established by 35 Stat. 686
Succeeded byEdward E. Cushman
Personal details
Born
George Donworth

(1861-11-26)November 26, 1861
Machias, Maine
DiedSeptember 6, 1947(1947-09-06) (aged 85)
Seattle, Washington
EducationGeorgetown University (A.B.)
read law

George Donworth (November 26, 1861 – September 6, 1947) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Machias, Maine, Donworth received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Georgetown University in 1881, and read law to enter the bar in 1883. He was in private practice in Fort Fairfield, Maine from 1883 to 1888, and in Seattle, Washington Territory (State of Washington from November 11, 1889) from 1888 to 1909, serving as corporation counsel for Seattle from 1892 to 1894. He was a member of the Seattle School Board from 1907 to 1909.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On May 8, 1909, Donworth was nominated by President William Howard Taft to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington created by 35 Stat. 686. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 18, 1909, and received his commission the same day. Donworth served in that capacity until his resignation on March 20, 1912.[1]

Later career and death[edit]

Donworth returned to private practice in Seattle from 1912 to 1918, when he entered the United States Army, serving until 1922. He thereafter remained in private practice in Seattle from 1922 until his death in that city on September 6, 1947.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 35 Stat. 686
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
1909–1912
Succeeded by
Edward E. Cushman