"An anxiety to do right": The Life of Judge John Hazelton Cotteral, 1864-1933

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Article provides a portrait of John H. Cotteral, the first federal judge for the Western District of Oklahoma and the first Oklahoman to occupy the bench of the circuit court of appeals. The article explores both the man and the legal opinions he wrote throughout his forty-year career.

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30 p. : ill.

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Leitch, Kevin C. Autumn 2000.

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  • Main Title: "An anxiety to do right": The Life of Judge John Hazelton Cotteral, 1864-1933
  • Serial Title: Chronicles of Oklahoma

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Article provides a portrait of John H. Cotteral, the first federal judge for the Western District of Oklahoma and the first Oklahoman to occupy the bench of the circuit court of appeals. The article explores both the man and the legal opinions he wrote throughout his forty-year career.

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30 p. : ill.

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Abstract: John H. Cotteral came to Guthrie, Oklahoma, in 1889 to make his mark in the new country. His hopes were fulfilled as he became the first federal judge for the Western District of Oklahoma and the first Oklahoman to occupy the bench of the circuit court of appeals. Kevin C. Leitch provides a fascinating portrait of both the man and the legal opinions he wrote during a forty-year career.

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  • Chronicles of Oklahoma, 78(3), Oklahoma Historical Society, 2000, pp. 316-345

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  • Publication Title: Chronicles of Oklahoma
  • Volume: 78
  • Issue: 3
  • Page Start: 316
  • Page End: 345

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Leitch, Kevin C. "An anxiety to do right": The Life of Judge John Hazelton Cotteral, 1864-1933, article, Autumn 2000; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc2016812/: accessed January 29, 2023), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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