Charles Fremont Amidon

Charles Fremont Amidon (August 17, 1856 – December 26, 1937) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Clymer, New York, Amidon received an A.B. from Hamilton College in 1882 and read law to enter the bar in 1886. He was in private practice in Fargo, North Dakota from 1887 to 1890, and was a city attorney of Fargo from 1890 to 1894, returning to private practice from 1894 to 1896. He was a Code commissioner, Commission to Revise Codes of North Dakota from 1893 to 1895.

On August 31, 1896, Amidon received a recess appointment from President Grover Cleveland to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota vacated by Alfred Delavan Thomas. Formally nominated on December 8, 1896, Amidon was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 18, 1897, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on June 2, 1928, serving in that capacity until his death, in Tucson, Arizona. He was Cleveland's longest-serving judicial appointment.


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