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Peter Stenger Grosscup, American judge.

Background

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

Education

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

Career

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.

Connections

Married Virginia Taylor.

father:
Benjamin Grosscup

mother:
Susannah (Bowermaster) Grosscup

spouse:
Virginia Taylor.