Waller Thomas Burns
|Waller Thomas Burns|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas|
|Appointed by:||Theodore Roosevelt|
|Active:||4/24/1902 - 11/17/1917|
|Preceded by:||32 Stat. 64|
|Succeeded by:||Joseph Chappell Hutcheson|
Waller Thomas Burns (1858-1917) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
He was nominated by President Theodore Roosevelt on April 12, 1902 when a new seat was created by 32 Stat. 64, 65. He received commission on April 22, 1902 and was confirmed by the Senate on April 24th. He served until his death on November 17, 1917. Burns was succeeded in this position by Joseph Chappell Hutcheson.
Burns was the first judge appointed to serve for the Southern District of Texas at the time it was established in 1902.
- U.S. Customs Service
- Private practice, Galveston, Texas, 1882-1888
- Counsel, Houston & Texas Central Railroad, 1888-
- Texas state senator, 1897-1901
- Biography from The Handbook of Texas Online.
- Judge Burns's Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
|Federal judicial offices|
|Southern District of Texas
Joseph Chappell Hutcheson