Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Bingham, Edmund Franklin
BINGHAM, Edmund Franklin, jurist, b. in West Concord, Vt., 13 Aug. 1828. He was graduated from Marietta college, and admitted to the Ohio bar in 1850. After practising in Columbus and elsewhere, he became judge of the fifth judicial district of Ohio in 1873, continuing in that office for fourteen years. He was defeated as a Democratic candidate for the supreme court of the state in 1881, and since 1887 he has been chief justice of the supreme court of the District of Columbia.