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James Graham Jenkins, American judge.


Jenkins, James Graham was born in 1834 in Saratoga Springs, New York, United States. Son of Edgar and Mary E. (Walworth) Jenkins.


Received liberal education in New York. Doctor of Laws, University of Wisconsin, 1893, Wabash College, Indiana, 1897.


Honorary Andrew G. Miller, 1st United States district judge for the District of Wisconsin, February 16, 1870. Admitted to New York bar, 1855. Removed, 1857, to Milwaukee, practicing there until 1888.

City attorney Milwaukee, 4 years. Defeated on Democratic ticket for government of Wisconsin, 1879. Received Democratic vote in Legislature for United States senator, 1881.

Declined appointment as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of District of Columbia, 1885. United States district judge, District of Wisconsin, 1888-1893. United States circuit judge 7th Circuit, 1893-1905.

Presiding judge The United States of America Circuit Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1901-1905, retired 1905. Several years dean College of Law, Marquette U., Milwaukee. One of his noteworthy official acts was his injunction, issued in December 1893, forbidding employes of N.P. Railway (then under management of receivers appointed by the court) from combining or conspiring together, or with others, to strike against a reduction of their wages.

This injunction, somewhat modified in form, was sustained by the Circuit Court of Appeals, but the dissatisfied labor leaders took steps looking to the impeachment of Judge Jenkins, of which, however, nothing ever came. Address: Milwaukee, Wis.


Married Mary, d.

Edgar Jenkins

Mary E. (Walworth) Jenkins