William Hayes Pope

Personal

Birthday: 
6/14/1870
Birthplace: 
Beaufort, SC
Date of Death: 
9/13/1916
Place of Death: 
Atlanta, GA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Adjunct professor of ancient languages, University of Georgia, 1889-1890
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1890-1895
Private practice, Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory, 1895-1896
Assistant attorney general, New Mexico Territory, 1895-1897
Special assistant U.S. attorney for private land claims, 1896-1902
Special U.S. attorney for Pueblo Indians of New Mexico Territory, 1901-1902
Judge, Court of First Instance of the Philippine Islands, 1902-1903
Justice, Supreme Court of New Mexico Territory, 1903-1912; chief justice, 1910-1912

Education

Name of School: 
University of Georgia
Degree: 
M.A.
Degree Year: 
1889
Name of School - Second: 

University of Georgia School of Law

Impressive Faculty - Includes authors of some of our country's leading legal scholarship, recipients of UGA's highest award for teaching excellence, Fulbright scholars, former law clerks to the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts, and former editors in chief of law reviews as well as former trial and corporate attorneys. Talented Student Body - Among the most selective public law schools in the nation, with LSATs of entering students near the top 10 percent of test takers nationwide and outstanding undergraduate GPAs.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1890

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of New Mexico
Court Name: 

New Mexico District Court

President Nominating: 
William H. Taft
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
2/20/1912
Termination Date: 
9/13/1916
Termination Reason: 
Death
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