The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
U.S. District Court in Montana

U.S. District Judges for Montana, 1890-2017 (may be incomplete!)
Hiram Knowles 1890-1904 William H. Hunt 1904-10 George M. Bourquin 1912-34 James H. Baldwin 1935-44 Robert Lewis Brown, Sr. 1945-48 William Daniel Murray 1949-65 William James Jameson 1957-69 Russell Evans Smith 1966-79 James Franklin Battin 1969-90 Paul G. Hatfield 1979-96 Jack D. Shanstrom 1990-2001 Donald W. Molloy 1996-2011 Richard F. Cebull 2001-13 Sam E. Haddon 2001-12 Dana Lewis Christensen 2011- Brian Matthew Morris 2013- Susan Pamela Watters 2013-

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1934 Mar 9: George M. Bourquin, took senior status.
  • 1944 Oct 26: James H. Baldwin, died in office.
  • 1948 Apr 2: Robert Lewis Brown, Sr., died in office.
  • 1965 Dec 31: William Daniel Murray, took senior status.
  • 1969 Feb 27: William James Jameson, took senior status.
  • 1979 May 12: Russell Evans Smith, took senior status.
  • 1990 Feb 13: James Franklin Battin, took senior status.
  • 2001 Jan 30: Jack D. Shanstrom, took senior status.
  • 2011 Aug 16: Donald W. Molloy, took senior status.
  • 2012 Dec 31: Sam E. Haddon, took senior status.
  • 2013 Mar 18: Richard F. Cebull, took senior status.
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