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US House Of Representatives Votes To Impeach Judge

Robert Wodrow Archbald was born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania in 1848. He attended Yale University in 1871 and was admitted to the bar entering private practice until 1884 when he was appointed to the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 1901 by president William McKinley. In 1911 President William Howard Taft commissioned Archbald to the United States Commerce Court and he also assigned to the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit by Chief Justice Edward Douglass White.

On July 11, 1912 Archbald was impeached by the United States House of Representatives for receiving gifts from railroad officials and mine workers of European holidays and other valuables. His trial will begin July 16th. Archbald claims innocence : “I have always known that I have done no wrong and the vote of no one makes it otherwise.”

Charges against Judge Robert Archbald collected by the Department of Justice for the House of Representatives – 1912


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