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Philip Taylor Van Zile, American judge. Served in Battery E, 1st Ohio Artillery in Civil War. Republican.; Mason.

Background

Zile, Philip Taylor Van was born on July 20, 1843 in Osceola, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of David M. and Elvira C. (Cook) V.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, Alfred U., 1863. Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1867. Doctor of Laws, Alfred U., 1893.

Career

Served in Battery E, 1st Ohio Artillery in Civil War. Began law practice at Charlotte, Michigan, 1867. Prosecuting attorney Eaton Company, Michigan, 1868-1872.

Judge of probate Eaton Company, 1872-1875. Circuit judge 5th Circuit of Michigan, 1875-1878. United States district attorney for Utah, 1878-1884.

In practice at Detroit, since 1890. Senior member Van Zile & Brownson, 1905-1910. Prosecuting attorney Wayne Company, Michigan, 1909-1910.

Circuit judge, 3d Judicial Circuit, Michigan, since 1911. Dean of faculty, Detroit College of Law, since 1891.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Bailments and Carriers. Equity Pleading and Practice, 1903.

Membership

Served in Battery E, 1st Ohio Artillery in Civil War. Republican.; Mason.

Connections

Married Lizzie A. Jones, December 28, 1865.

father:
David M. V.

mother:
Elvira C. (Cook) V.

spouse:
Lizzie A. Jones