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Charles F. McLaughlin

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Charles F. McLaughlin
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
December 31, 1964 – February 5, 1976
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
October 21, 1949 – December 31, 1964
Appointed byHarry S. Truman
Preceded bySeat established by 63 Stat. 493
Succeeded byHoward Francis Corcoran
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byEdward R. Burke
Succeeded byHoward Buffett
Personal details
Charles Francis McLaughlin

(1887-06-19)June 19, 1887
Lincoln, Nebraska
DiedFebruary 5, 1976(1976-02-05) (aged 88)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeGate of Heaven Cemetery
Silver Spring, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceWashington, D.C.
EducationUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln (A.B.)
Columbia Law School (LL.B.)

Charles Francis McLaughlin (June 19, 1887 – February 5, 1976) was a United States Representative from Nebraska and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Education and career

Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, McLaughlin attended the public schools and then received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1908. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Columbia Law School in 1910 and was admitted to the bar the same year. He was in private practice of law in Omaha, Nebraska from 1910 to 1935. He was a Special Master in Chancery for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska from 1916 to 1918. He was in the United States Army American Expeditionary Forces from 1918 to 1919, during the World War I, serving as Captain of the 347th Field Artillery of the 91st Division, and was discharged on April 30, 1919. He was a Major in the Officers Reserve Corps of the United States Army Reserve from 1919 to 1921. He was a delegate to the Nebraska state constitutional convention in 1920. He was a United States Representative from Nebraska from 1935 to 1943. He was a member of the American-Mexican Claims Commission from 1943 to 1947. He was a member of the Indian Claims Commission from April 5, 1947 to November 14, 1949.[1][2]

Congressional service

McLaughlin was elected as a Democrat to the 74th United States Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935 to January 3, 1943. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the 78th United States Congress.[2]

Federal judicial service

McLaughlin received a recess appointment from President Harry S. Truman on October 21, 1949, to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, to a new seat created by 63 Stat. 493, taking his oath and commencing service on November 15, 1949. He was nominated to the same seat by President Truman on January 5, 1950. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 27, 1950, and received his commission on March 1, 1950. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1964.[1] He assumed inactive senior status in June 1974. His service was terminated on February 5, 1976, due to his death in Washington, D.C., where he resided. He was interred in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, Maryland.[2]


  1. ^ a b "McLaughlin, Charles Francis - Federal Judicial Center".
  2. ^ a b c "McLaughlin, Charles Francis". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 2, 2006.


  1. "McLaughlin, Charles Francis". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved February 2, 2006.
  2. "McLaughlin, Charles Francis". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 2, 2006.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward R. Burke (D)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Howard Buffett (R)
Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 63 Stat. 493
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Succeeded by
Howard Francis Corcoran
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