Adolph A. Hoehling, Jr.

Adolph A. Hoehling, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
June 13, 1921  December 31, 1927
Appointed by Warren G. Harding
Preceded by Ashley Mulgrave Gould
Succeeded by Peyton Gordon
Personal details
Born (1868-11-03)November 3, 1868
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died February 17, 1941(1941-02-17) (aged 72)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Arlington National Cemetery
Alma mater Columbian University
Profession Lawyer

Adolph A. Hoehling, Jr. (November 3, 1868 – February 17, 1941 in Washington, D.C.) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hoehling received an LL.B. in 1889, and an LL.M. from Columbian University in 1890. He was in private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1891 to 1921, also serving as a Major in the Judge Advocate General's Corps during World War I.[1]

On June 6, 1921, Hoehling was nominated by President Warren G. Harding to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated by Ashley Mulgrave Gould. Hoehling was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 13, 1921, and received his commission the same day.

On August 21, 1923, Hoehling re-administered the Presidential oath of office to Calvin Coolidge following Harding's death in order to resolve possible questions over the legality of a state justice of the peace (Coolidge's father) administering the presidential oath of office.

Hoehling resigned from the court on December 31, 1927, and returned to private practice in Washington, D.C. He died in Washington on February 17, 1941, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Section West, Site 155B.


  1. 'Who's Who in the Nation's Capital,' Consolidated Publishing Company: 1921, Biographical Sketch of Judge Adolph A. Hoehling, Jr., pg. 186

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Preceded by
Ashley Mulgrave Gould
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Succeeded by
Peyton Gordon

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