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United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

William Pierce Cross

William Pierce Cross

Born: 19 May 1862 in Hartford, CT
Death: 11 Oct 1916, Barrington, RI
Burial: Princes Hill Burial Ground, Barrington, RI

Education:

Federal Judicial Service:
US Commisioner - 1910-1914
Clerk of US Circuit Court and US District Court for the District of Rhode Island - December 12, 1888-1915.
Staff member Office of the Clerk US District Court for the District of Rhode Island - 1886-1888

Note:
"On January 1, 1912, the effective date of the Judicial Code of 1911, the circuit courts were abolished, with their remaining trial court jurisdiction transferred to the U.S. District Courts."

Professional Career:
Vice President of Walter Coleman & Sons, Inc. - 1911-1916
President of Roger Williams Savings Fund & Loan Association
Boston & Providence Rail Road Company - 1880-1886
Public School Teacher, Coventry, RI - 1877-1880