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Peter Stenger Grosscup, American judge.


Grosscup, Peter Stenger was born on February 15, 1852 in Ashland, Ohio, United States. Son of Benjamin and Susannah (Bowermaster) Grosscup.


Bachelor of Arts, Wittenberg College, 1872. Bachelor of Laws, Boston Law School, 1874.


Admitted to bar, 1874. Practiced law at Ashland, O., 1874-1883 (city solicitor 6 years). At Chicago, 1882-1892.

United States district judge, Northern District of Illinois, 1892-1899. Judge The United States of America Circuit Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1899-1905. Presiding judge March 1905-October 23, 1911, resigned.

President John Crerar Library, Chicago, since 1901. Among his notable judicial acts are included his opinion (dissenting from the two circuit judges, but sustained by Circuit Court of Appeals) upon the application to close the World’s Columbian Exposition on Sundays. Also the injunction issued by him in conjunction with Judge Wm.

A. Woods against Eugene V. Debs and other officers of the American Railway Union, and subsequent proceedings in that matter. The Standard Oil Case, etc. Home: Highland Park, Ill.


Married Virginia Taylor.

Benjamin Grosscup

Susannah (Bowermaster) Grosscup

Virginia Taylor.