World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Charles S. Lobingier

Charles Sumner Lobingier (1866 - 1956) was a United States jurist who served as a judge of the Philippine Court of First Instance from 1904 to 1914 and as Judge of the United States Court for China in Shanghai from 1914 to 1924. He was also the author of a number of books on international and comparative law.[1]


  • Early life 1
  • Education 2
  • Judicial appointments 3
  • Academic appointments 4
  • Later life 5
  • References 6

Early life

Lobingier was born in Lanark, Illinois on 30 April 1866. He married Ellen Ballon Hunker on 31 November 1898.[2]


He was educated at the University of Nebraska where he received the degrees of AB (1888), AM (1892) and LLM (1894). Lobingier was admitted to the bar in Nebraska in 1890 and practiced there for 10 years from 1892 to 1902. From 1900 to 1903 he was a Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska and received a PHD from that institution in 1903.[3]

Judicial appointments

He was appointed to the Philippines Court of First Instance from 1904 and served in the Philippines for 10 years. Following the resignation of Rufus Thayer as a Judge of the United States Court for China in 1913, Lobingier accepted an appointment to act as judge of that court from 1914. In 1917, he gave evidence before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the operation of the United States Court for China[4] and in 1920 compiled and edited case reports of the United States Court for China as well as other decisions relating to extraterritoriality from other courts including the British Supreme Court for China and Japan.[5]

Academic appointments

Over the years, Lobingier taught law at the University of Nebraska, the University of the Philippines Law School, the University of California, the Comparative Law School of China, National University (Washington) and at the American University.[6]

Later life

In 1934 he was appointed an officer of the Securities and Exchange Commission and in 1949 he was appointed as Honorary Consultant in Modern Civil Law by the Library of Congress.[7]


  1. ^ ABA Journal January 1950, p63
  2. ^ Philippine Law Journal Vol 1 No 4-04, p1
  3. ^ Philippine Law Journal Vol 1 No 4-04, p1
  4. ^ Hearings before the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, 65th Congress, Sept 27, 28, and Oct 1, 1917
  5. ^ Extraterritorial Cases, Published by the Manila Bureau of Printing, 1920
  6. ^ ABA Journal 1950, p63
  7. ^ ABA Journal 1950, p63
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.