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Oscar Raymond Luhring

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Oscar Raymond Luhring
Associate Justice of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia
In office
July 3, 1930 – August 18, 1944
Appointed byHerbert Hoover
Preceded bySeat established by 46 Stat. 785
Succeeded byHenry Albert Schweinhaut
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division
In office
PresidentCalvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
Preceded byWilliam J. Donovan
Succeeded byE. Nugent Dodds
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byGeorge K. Denton
Succeeded byWilliam E. Wilson
Personal details
Oscar Raymond Luhring

(1879-02-11)February 11, 1879
Haubstadt, Indiana
DiedAugust 18, 1944(1944-08-18) (aged 65)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeNational Memorial Park
Falls Church, Virginia
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Virginia School of Law (LL.B.)

Oscar Raymond Luhring (February 11, 1879 – August 18, 1944) was a United States Representative from Indiana and an Associate Justice of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia.

Education and career

Born in Haubstadt, Gibson County, Indiana, the grandson of German immigrants,[1] Luhring attended the public schools and received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1900. He was admitted to the bar and entered private practice in Evansville, Indiana in 1900. He was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1903 to 1904. He was a deputy prosecuting attorney of the First Judicial Circuit of Indiana from 1904 to 1908. He was prosecuting attorney of the First Judicial Circuit of Indiana from 1908 to 1912.[2][3]

Congressional service

Luhring was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives of the 66th and 67th United States Congresses, serving from March 4, 1919 to March 3, 1923, and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the 68th United States Congress.[2]

Later career

Luhring was a special assistant to the United States Secretary of Labor in Washington, D.C. from 1923 to 1925. He was appointed by President Calvin Coolidge as Assistant United States Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice in 1925 and served until 1930.[2][3]

Federal judicial service

Luhring was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on June 23, 1930, to the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia from June 25, 1936, now the United States District Court for the District of Columbia), to a new Associate Justice seat authorized by 46 Stat. 785. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 3, 1930, and received his commission the same day.[3] His service terminated on August 18, 1944, due to his death in Washington, D.C.[2] He was interred in Abbey Mausoleum in Arlington County, Virginia, and reinterred in National Memorial Park in Falls Church, Virginia.[2]


  1. ^ "United States Census, 1900", FamilySearch, retrieved May 1, 2018
  2. ^ a b c d e United States Congress. "Oscar Raymond Luhring (id: L000505)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  3. ^ a b c Oscar Raymond Luhring at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George K. Denton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
William E. Wilson
Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 46 Stat. 785
Associate Justice of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia
Succeeded by
Henry Albert Schweinhaut
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