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Edward J. Henning

Edward J. Henning (December 28, 1868 – September 6, 1937) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Iron Ridge, Wisconsin, Henning received a B.L. from the University of Wisconsin in 1894, an LL.B. from Columbian University in 1896, and an LL.M. from Columbian University in 1897. He was in private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1897 to 1912. He was the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 1901 to 1910. He was in private practice in San Diego, California from 1913 to 1921. He was an Assistant U.S. secretary of labor from 1921 to 1925. He was in private practice in Los Angeles, California, Washington, D.C., and New York City from 1930 to 1937.

Henning was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Henning received a recess appointment from Calvin Coolidge on April 24, 1925, to a seat vacated by Benjamin F. Bledsoe. Formally nominated on December 8, 1925. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 15, 1925, and received his commission the same day. Henning served in that capacity until December 31, 1929, due to resignation.

He died in Toledo, Ohio.


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