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Martin Ignatius Welsh

Martin Ignatius Welsh (October 1, 1882 – January 4, 1953) was a United States federal judge.

Born in San Jose, California, Welsh read law to enter the bar in 1912. He was a Private practice from 1912 to 1932. He was a Deputy district attorney of Sacramento County, California in 1914. He was a judge on the Superior Court of Sacramento County, California in 1914. He was a U.S. Commissioner, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California from 1914 to 1919. He was a City councilman, Sacramento from 1928 to 1929. He was a Mayor of Sacramento in 1929. He was a member of the Board of Education of Sacramento in 1931. He was a judge on the Superior Court, Sacramento County from 1932 to 1939.

Welsh was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Welsh was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 21, 1939, to a new seat created by 52 Stat. 584. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 11, 1939, and received his commission on July 14, 1939. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1946. Welsh served in that capacity until January 4, 1953, due to his death.


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