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William Morris Sparks

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William Morris Sparks
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Appointed by:   Herbert Hoover
Active:   10/31/1929 - 11/13/1948
Chief:   1948
Senior:   11/13/1948 - 1/7/1950
Preceded by:   Albert Barnes Anderson
Past post:   16th Judicial Circuit Court of Indiana
Past term:   1914-1929
Personal History
Born:   1872
Deceased:   1/7/1950
Undergraduate:   Depaw U. 1896
Law School:   Read law 1896

William Morris Sparks (1872-1950) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.[1]

He was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on October 25, 1929 to replace Albert Barnes Anderson. He was confirmed by the Senate on October 31st, and received commission that same day. In 1948, he was the chief judge and on November 13th of that year, he assumed senior status. He served in this capacity until his death on January 7, 1950.[1]


  • Indiana Law School
  • Read law, 1896
  • DePauw University, A.B., 1896[1]

Professional career



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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Albert Barnes Anderson
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Philip Finnegan