Charles A. Goss
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Charles A. Goss

Charles A. Goss (1864-August 13, 1938) was Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court from 1927 until his death in 1938.[1]

Born in Ohio in 1864, Goss moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1886, where he practiced law for twenty-eight years.[2] He served in the legislature of 1893 and was president of the Omaha Bar Association in 1898.[3] He was the United States Attorney for Nebraska from 1906 to 1910,[2] winning 89% of his cases,[3] and then returned to private practice, shortly thereafter becoming a partner in the firm of Switzler, Goss & Switzler.[2]

In 1920, Goss was elected to serve as a district court judge, becoming the presiding judge of the Fourth Judicial District in 1923. In 1926 he ran as a politically independent candidate for Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court.[3]


  1. ^ James W. Hewitt, Slipping Backward: A History of the Nebraska Supreme Court (University of Nebraska Press, 2007).
  2. ^ a b c Edward Francis Morearty, Omaha Memories: Recollections of Events, Men and Affairs in Omaha, Nebraska (1917), p. 205.
  3. ^ a b c The Lincoln Star (October 31, 1926), p. 11.
Political offices
Preceded by
Andrew M. Morrissey
Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court
Succeeded by
Robert G. Simmons

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