Bolitha Laws

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Bolitha James Laws (August 22, 1891 - November 1, 1958) was a United States federal judge.

Laws was born in Washington, D.C. He received an LL.B. from Georgetown University Law School in 1913. He received an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law School in 1914. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the District of Columbia from 1914 to 1920. He was in private practice in New York City from 1920 to 1921. He was a Litigation counsel and assistant general counsel, U.S. Shipping Board, Emergency Fleet Corporation from 1921 to 1922. He was in private practice in Washington, DC from 1922 to 1938.

Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Laws was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 10, 1938, to a new seat created by 52 Stat. 584. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 16, 1938, and received his commission on June 24, 1938. Laws's service was terminated on February 23, 1945, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Chief Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Laws was nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 19, 1945, to a seat vacated by Edward C. Eicher. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 22, 1945, and received his commission on February 23, 1945. Laws's service was terminated on September 1, 1948, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, He was reassigned on September 1, 1948; Served as chief judge, 1948-1958. Laws's service was terminated on November 14, 1958, due to death.

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