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Emile Henry Lacombe

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Preceded by  Seat established
Preceded by  Seat established
Name  Emile Lacombe
Appointed by  Grover Cleveland
Alma mater  Columbia University
Succeeded by  Charles Merrill Hough
Emile Henry Lacombe
Born  January 29, 1846 New York City, New York, U.S. (1846-01-29)
Died  1924, New York City, New York, United States
Education  Columbia University, Columbia Law School

Emile Henry Lacombe January 29, 1846 - November 28, 1924 was a judge in the United States.

Lacombe obtained his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1865. He engaged in the private practice of law in New York for many years. He also served as a New York City Assistant Corporation Counsel from 1874 to 1884 and then as Corporation Counsel (the city's chief attorney) from 1884 to 1887.

In 1887, President Grover Cleveland appointed Lacombe to serve on the United States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit, headquartered in New York. In 1891, after Congress passed the Evarts Act establishing the United States Courts of Appeals, Lacombe's judgeship was reassigned to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Lacombe served as an appellate judge on the Second Circuit until 1916, when he retired and returned to private practice. He died in 1924 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Morristown, New Jersey.

Lacombe wrote a letter to the New York Times advancing a conspiracy theory about the German sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. His letter was published Monday October 22, 1917 on page 14 titled "A NEW THEORY OF THE LUSITANIA SINKING. The Evidence of the German Medal Dated May 5 and the Report of the Explosive "Cigars" on Board."


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