The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Sanborn, Walter Henry

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SANBORN, Walter Henry, American justice: b. Epsom, N. H., 19 Oct. 1845. He was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1867, studied law, and in 1870 engaged in law practice at Saint Paul, Minn. From 1892 he was United States circuit justice of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, and from 1903 he was presiding justice of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals of the Eighth District. He conducted the receiverships of the Union Pacific Railroad, 1893-98; the Chicago Great Western, 1908-09; and the Frisco Railroad, 1913-14. He also handed down important decisions in the Trans-Missouri Freight Association Case, 1893; the Standard Oil Case, 1909; and the Oklahoma Gas Case, 1911.