Wendell Phillips Stafford (1861-1953)

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Wendell Phillips Stafford (May 1, 1861 – April 21, 1953) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He received a recess appointment from President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904. He became a Professor at George Washington University in 1908. Stafford served on the bench until retiring on May 4, 1931. Stafford was also a poet, and his published works include: North Flowers (1902); Dorian Days (1909); and The Land We Love (1916).

More on this poet: Beltway Poetry Quarterly: http://www.beltwaypoetry.com/poetry/poets/names/stafford-wendell-phillips/

written by Kim Roberts, January 2015


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