Rhydon Mays Call
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida|
March 26, 1913 – December 15, 1927
|Appointed by||Woodrow Wilson|
|Preceded by||John Moses Cheney|
|Succeeded by||Halsted L. Ritter|
|Born||January 13, 1858|
Fernandina Beach, Florida
|Died||December 15, 1927(aged 69)|
|Education||Washington and Lee University|
School of Law (LL.B.)
Rhydon Mays Call (January 13, 1858 – December 15, 1927) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Education and career
Born on January 13, 1858, in Fernandina Beach, Florida, Call received a Bachelor of Laws in 1878 from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He was the nephew of U.S. Senator Wilkinson Call. He entered private practice in Jacksonville, Florida from 1881 to 1893. He was a Judge of the Circuit Court of Florida for the Fourth Judicial Circuit from 1893 to 1913.
Federal judicial service
Call received a recess appointment from President Woodrow Wilson on March 26, 1913, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida vacated by Judge John Moses Cheney. He was nominated to the same position by President Wilson on April 12, 1913. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 24, 1913, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on December 15, 1927, due to his death.
- The National Cyclopedia of American Biography. XI. James T. White & Company. 1901. p. 220. Retrieved August 6, 2020 – via Google Books.
- Webb's historical, industrial and biographical Florida
- Rhydon Mays Call at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
John Moses Cheney
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Halsted L. Ritter