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Our History: Featured Alumni/ae: Luhring, Oscar R., 1900

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Oscar Raymond Luhring

Congressman from Indiana; Justice, Supreme Court for the District of Columbia

Born in Haubstadt, Indiana in 1879, Oscar Luhring attended public schools. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a law degree in 1900. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Evansville, Indiana. He served as member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1903 and 1904 and was deputy prosecuting attorney of the same circuit from 1908-1912.

Luhring was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922, but then served as special assistant to the Secretary of Labor from 1923 to 1925. He was appointed by President Coolidge to be Assistant Attorney General of the United States on September 9, 1925. He was appointed by President Hoover as an associate justice of the Supreme Court for the District of Columbia (now United States District Court) on July 3, 1930, and served until his death in Washington, D.C., on August 20, 1944. He was buried in the Abbey Mausoleum adjoining Arlington National Cemetery and later reinterred in National Memorial Park, in Falls Church, Virginia.

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