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Kenesaw Mountain Landis

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Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Kenesaw Mountain Landis (ca. 1922).jpg
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   Theodore Roosevelt
Active:   3/18/1905 - 2/28/1922
Preceded by:   33 Stat. 992
Succeeded by:   James Herbert Wilkerson
Personal History
Born:   1866
Deceased:   1944
Undergraduate:   Union College of Law
Law School:   YMCA Law School, Read Law (1891)

Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1866-1944) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

He was nominated by President Theodore Roosevelt on March 18, 1905 to a new seat created by 33 Stat. 992. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 18, 1905, and received commission that same day. He resigned on February 28, 1922.[1] Landis was succeeded in this position by James Herbert Wilkerson.

Early life and education

  • Union College of Law
  • YMCA Law School, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Read law, 1891[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1891-1893
  • Private secretary to U.S. Secretary of State Walter Gresham, 1893-1895
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1895-1905
  • First Commissioner of Organized Baseball, 1921-1944[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

Landis was nominated by President Theodore Roosevelt on March 18, 1905 to a new seat created by 33 Stat. 992. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 18, 1905, and received commission that same day. He resigned on February 28, 1922.[1] Landis was succeeded in this position by James Herbert Wilkerson.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Northern District of Illinois
1905–1922
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
James Herbert Wilkerson