William Josiah Tilson

Personal

Birthday: 
8/13/1871
Birthplace: 
Clear Branch, TN
Date of Death: 
5/26/1949
Place of Death: 
Sunapee, NH
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1898-1926

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, June 9, 1926; nomination withdrawn by president, June 19, 1926
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, December 7, 1926; nomination withdrawn by president, February 8, 1927

Education

Name of School: 
Yale University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1894
Name of School - Second: 

Yale University Law School

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School, is one of the world's premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. Small by design, our impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through 17 centers and projects.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1896
Name of School - Third: 

Yale University Law School

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School, is one of the world's premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. Small by design, our impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through 17 centers and projects.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1897

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
Court Name: 

Georgia Middle District Court

President Nominating: 
Calvin Coolidge
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Termination Date: 
3/4/1927
Termination Reason: 
Recess Appointment-Not Confirmed
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
Court Name - Second: 

Georgia Middle District Court

Termination Date - Second: 
3/19/1928
Termination Reason - Second: 
Resignation
Court Name - Third: 
U. S. Customs Court
Commission Date - Third: 
2/28/1928
Termination Date - Third: 
5/26/1949
Termination Reason - Third: 
Death
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