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Oscar R. Luhring

Oscar Raymond Luhring (February 11, 1879 – August 18, 1944) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Haubstadt, Indiana, Luhring attended the public schools and received a B.L. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1900. He entered private practice in Evansville, Indiana in 1900. He was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1903 to 1904. He was a Deputy prosecuting attorney of First Judicial Circuit of Indiana from 1904 to 1908. He was a Prosecuting attorney of First Judicial Circuit of Indiana from 1908 to 1912. Luhring was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923) and was also an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He was a Special assistant to U.S. secretary of labor, Washington, D.C. from 1923 to 1925. He was an appointed by Calvin Coolidge as Assistant U.S. attorney general of U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. in 1925 and served until 1930.

On June 23, 1930, Luhring was nominated by President Herbert Hoover to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia created by 46 Stat. 785. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 3, 1930, and received his commission the same day. Luhring served in that capacity until his death, in Washington, D.C. He was interred in the Abbey Mausoleum, adjoining Arlington National Cemetery and was reinterred in National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Virginia.


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