Alfred Adams Wheat
|Alfred Adams Wheat|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Columbia|
|Appointed by:||Herbert Hoover|
|Active:||6/4/1930 - 12/31/1941|
|Preceded by:||Walter Irving McCoy|
|Succeeded by:||Edward Eicher|
|Past post:||District of Columbia, Associate justice|
|Bachelors:||Dartmouth College 1889|
|Law School:||Columbian U. Law 1891|
Alfred Adams Wheat (1867-1943) was the chief justice of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He joined the court in 1930 after being nominated by President Herbert Hoover.
Chief Justice, District of Columbia
Wheat was the chief justice of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on May 14, 1930 to replace Walter Irving McCoy. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 4th of that year, and received commission the same day. On December 31, 1941, he assumed senior status and continued to serve in this capacity until his death on May 11, 1943. 
Associate Justice, District of Columbia
Wheat was previously an associate justice on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on April 18, 1929 to a seat created by 45 Stat. 1056. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 3rd of that year, and received commission the same day. He left this position on June 4, 1930, to become chief justice.
- Dartmouth College, A.B., 1889
- Columbian University, LL.B., 1891 
- Private practice, New York City, 1893-1922
- Special assistant to U.S. attorney general, 1922-1929
- Acting Solicitor General of the United States, 1929 
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