Stafford Gorman Whittle (1901-1919)

Further reading:

Editorial, “The Recent Election of Judge Stafford G. Whittle,” The Virginia Law Register,  Vol. 6, No. 11 (March 1901), 786-791.

Editorial, “The Retirement of Judge Stafford G. Whittle,” The Virginia Law Register, New Series, Vol. 5, No. 9 (January 1920), 712-722.

Editorial, “Indirect Contempts-Legislation Impairing Power of Courts to Punish,” The Virginia Law Register, Vol. 4, No. 1 (May 1898), 49-58.

James P. Woods, “Stafford Gorman Whittle, 1849-1931,” Virginia State Bar Association Proceedings, v.44 (1932), 147-149.

Research collections:

University of Virginia (Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library)
Charlottesville, Va.
Whittle Family Papers, 1753-1960, ca. 900 items; finding aid available in the reading room.
Description from finding aid: Papers include correspondence of Stafford Gorman Whittle, “chiefly business, but occasional personal items, first as a lawyer at Martinsville, Henry County, Va., later as Circuit Court Judge, 1881, Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, 1901-1916, and as President of that body, 1917-1919. There is much material on his election to the Supreme Court, his rejection, 1890, of a law professorship at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. Of interest are a letter, 1912 June 26, William Howard Taft to Whittle; a letter, 1912 August 17, Woodrow Wilson to Whittle; and a letter, 1914 March 30, Taft to Whittle, urging him to join the American Bar Association as Taft’s nominee.”

Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Saunders Family Papers, 1798-1903, Section 34.
Description from finding aid: “Contains correspondence of Peter Saunders while a member of the Virginia House of Delegates with Peter Hairston regarding Hairston’s support for Stafford Gorman Whittle as a candidate for judge of the circuit court for Henry County, Va.; and correspondence of Saunders with Stafford Gorman Whittle regarding his candidacy for judge of the 4th judicial circuit in Virginia.”

Virginia State Law Library (Supreme Court of Virginia Archives)
Clerk’s Correspondence and Other Records, 1918-2006.
Correspondence, 1920-1922 (1 folder); finding aid available.