Sam G. Bratton
|Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
March 1, 1961 – September 22, 1963
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
|Preceded by||Orie Leon Phillips|
|Succeeded by||Alfred P. Murrah|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
June 1, 1933 – March 1, 1961
|Appointed by||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||John Hazelton Cotteral|
|Succeeded by||Oliver Seth|
|United States Senator|
from New Mexico
March 4, 1925 – June 24, 1933
|Preceded by||Holm O. Bursum|
|Succeeded by||Carl Hatch|
Samuel Gilbert Bratton
August 19, 1888
|Died||September 22, 1963 (aged 75)|
Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Resting place||Fairview Park Cemetery|
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Samuel Gilbert Bratton (August 19, 1888 – September 22, 1963) was a United States Senator from New Mexico and a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Education and career
Born in Kosse, Texas on August 19, 1888, Bratton attended the public schools. A graduate of the state Normal School, he taught school for some years in Claude, Texas and Hereford, Texas. He read law and was admitted to the bar in 1909, whereupon he began practice in Farwell, Texas. He continued his practice upon moving to Clovis, New Mexico in 1915. From 1919 to 1921 he served as the district court judge for the fifth judicial district of that state. Upon division of the district, he continued in the same capacity for the ninth judicial district until 1923, when he became an Associate Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court. He remained in this position until 1924, when he resigned to accept the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate.
Bratton was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1924 and was reelected in 1930 and served from March 4, 1925, until his resignation, effective June 24, 1933. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation in the 73rd United States Congress.
Federal judicial service
Bratton was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 1, 1933, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit vacated by Judge John Hazelton Cotteral. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 1, 1933, and received his commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge and as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1956 to 1959. He assumed senior status on March 1, 1961. His service terminated on September 22, 1963, due to his death in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is interred in Fairview Park Cemetery in Albuquerque.
- "Sam Gilbert Bratton". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Sam Gilbert Bratton at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Media related to Sam G. Bratton at Wikimedia Commons
|Party political offices|
Richard H. Hanna
| Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from New Mexico
Holm O. Bursum
| U.S. senator (Class 2) from New Mexico
Served alongside: Andrieus A. Jones, Bronson M. Cutting, Octaviano Larrazolo, Bronson M. Cutting
John Hazelton Cotteral
| Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Orie Leon Phillips
| Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Alfred P. Murrah