Judge Arthur J. Tuttle
Arthur J. Tuttle succeeded Judge Angell in 1912 and quickly became known as an
energetic and hard-working judge who was admirably suited for the job. He had a
wide experience in both the public and private sectors and was noted for his
conservative views and severe sentences.
However, he also kept track of those he sentenced and offered help to those who requested it. Judge Tuttle served for 32 years in the Eastern District and left an unique legacy when he threatened to not vacate the 1897 federal building unless the beautiful courtroom was saved from demolition and preserved in the new building which was completed in 1934.
He was successful and earned the title, The Judge who wouldn’t Budge.”