Viewing George Thompson: "Biographical Sketch of Walter Henry Sanborn" (1892).
On March 17, 1892, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Walter Henry Sanborn to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Later that year, George Thompson, a St. Paul newspaper publisher, wrote a "Biographical Sketch" of Sanborn "To tell the lawyers of the Eighth Judicial Circuit . . . something about the man who is to sit in judgment upon the causes in which they shall, from time to time, appear before him." Thompson describes Sanborn's ancestry, beginning in the 1750s, education, work as a high school teacher, service on the St. Paul city council, and member of the renowned "John B. and W. H. Sanborn" law firm, the "John B." being a famous Civil War General and the Judge's uncle. He also mentions several of Sanborn's courtroom victories. Thompson's pamphlet is scarce if not rare. The text posted here is taken from an original held by the New Hampshire State Library.