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Frank Herbert Norcross

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Frank Herbert Norcross
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Appointed by:   Calvin Coolidge
Active:   4/17/1928 - 4/30/1945
Senior:   4/30/1945 - 11/4/1952
Preceded by:   Edward Silsby Farrington
Succeeded by:   Roger T. Foley
Personal History
Born:   1869
Deceased:   1952
Undergraduate:   University of Nevada (1891)
Law School:   Georgetown University Law School (1894)

Frank Herbert Norcross (1869-1952) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

He was nominated by President Calvin Coolidge on April 2, 1928 to replace Edward Silsby Farrington. He was confirmed by the Senate on April 17th, and received commission that same day. On April 30, 1945, he assumed senior status.[1] He served until his death on November 4, 1952.

Early life and education

  • University of Nevada, A.B., 1891
  • Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1894

Professional career

  • District attorney, Washoe County, Nevada, 1895-1897
  • Member, Nevada General Assembly, 1897-1899
  • Private practice, Reno, Nevada, 1899-1904
  • Justice, Supreme Court of Nevada, 1904-1916
  • Chief justice, 1909-1911, 1915-1916
  • Private practice, Reno, Nevada, 1917-1928

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Edward Silsby Farrington
District of Nevada
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Roger T. Foley