J. Stanley Webster

John Stanley Webster ( born February 22, 1877 in Cynthiana, Kentucky, † December 24, 1962 in Spokane, Washington) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1919 and 1923 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Stanley Webster attended the public schools of his home and then the Smith's Classical School for Boys. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and its made ​​in 1899 admitted to the bar he began in Cynthiana to work in his new profession. Between 1902 and 1906 Webster was district attorney in Harrison County. In 1906 he moved to Spokane in Washington State. He worked there from 1907 to 1909 as Deputy District Attorney in Spokane County. Between 1909 and 1916 he was a judge at the Superior Court in this district. He also gave lectures on the legal Gonzaga University in Spokane. In the years 1916 to 1918 was Judge Webster at the Washington Supreme Court

Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1918 he was in the fifth electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Clarence Dill on March 4, 1919. After two re- elections he could remain until his resignation on May 8, 1923 Congress. At this time there the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were adopted. It was about the ban on the trade in alcoholic beverages and the nationwide introduction of women's suffrage.

Webster's resignation as congressman was due to his appointment as a judge at the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. This post he held between 1923 and 31 August 1939. On this day he resigned for health reasons. In the following years he lived in Spokane retired. There he is on December 24, 1962 also died.