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U.S. Marshals Service

District of Arizona

History

The United States Marshal Office in Phoenix was established on February 24, 1863.  The first U.S. Marshal for the Territory of Arizona was Milton B. Duffield.  On June 20, 1910, the District of Arizona was created.  The District became effective on February 14, 1912, the date that the State of Arizona was created.  The following is a list of the United States Marshals for the Territory of Arizona and the District of Arizona.  The following translation of abbreviations applies to the list:

Arizona  District Marshals

Status

Date

DUFFIELD, Milton B. Senate Confirmation March 10, 1863
PHELPS, Edward Senate Confirmation June 18, 1866

April 21, 1870

DICKASON, Isaac Q. Senate Confirmation April 15, 1871
TYNG, George Senate Confirmation January 30, 1874
GOODWIN, Francis H. Senate Confirmation December 23, 1874
STANDIFER, W.W. Senate Confirmation August 15, 1876
DAKE, Crowley P. Senate Confirmation June 12, 1878
TIDBALL, Zan L. July 18, 19882
MEADE, William K.

 

Recess Appointment

Senate Confirmation

July 8, 1885

August 2, 1886

PAUL, Robert H. Senate Confirmation March 4, 1890
MEADE, William K. Recess Appointment

Senate Confirmation

May 8, 1893

August 29, 1893

GRIFFITH, Wiliam M. Senate Confirmation June 15, 1897
McCORD, Myron H. Recess Appointment June 6, 1901
DANIELS, Benjamin F. Recess Appointment

Commissioned

June 14, 1905

April 25, 1906

OVERLOOK, Charles A. Recess Appointment

Commissioned

August 7, 1909

January 11, 1910

OVERLOOK, Charles A. Court Appointed

Commissioned

March 4, 1912

May 1, 1912

DILLON, Joseph P. Court Appointed

Commissioned

Commissioned

January 10, 1914

January 15, 1914

January 15, 1918

SPARKS, Thomas J. Commissioned January 30, 1922
MAUK, George A. Recess Appointment

Commissioned

Commissioned

Commissioned

July 18, 1923

January 19, 1924

February 20, 1928

February 12, 1932

McKINNEY, Benjamin J. Commissioned

Commissioned

Commissioned

Commissioned

Court Appointed

July 1, 1935

July 19, 1939

September 21, 1944

July 1, 1949

January 1, 1954

MEYER, Archie M Commission

Commission

April 2, 1954

March 12, 1958

MOSHER, Roland S. Commission

Commission

June 11, 1962

June 9, 1966

MADRID, J. Pat Commission

Commission

June 20, 1969

October 4, 1973

EASLEY, Howard T. Court Appointed July 19, 1976
LIMBS, Lee A., Jr. Commission July 8, 1977
ROBERTS, John W. Commission

Commission

December 9, 1981

July 24, 1986

TUCKER, Donald Commission February 28, 1990
MADRID, Alfred Commission March 11, 1994
GONZALES, David Commission


        "R" - Recess appointment date
        "S" - Senate Confirmation date (used from 1789-1903)
        "C" - Commission date (used from 1903 to present)
        "C.A." - Court Appointment date
        "A.G." - Attorney General appointment date

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