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United States Marshals, District of Arizona

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Date: 24 Feb 1863
Location: Arizona, United States of Americamap
Surname/tag: Arizona
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The U.S. Marshal’s Office in Arizona Territory was established on February 24, 1863. President Abraham Lincoln appointed Milton B. Duffield as Arizona Marshal on March 10, 1863. Headquarters were opened in 1864 in Tucson. The office was moved to Phoenix in June 1901, with a permanent deputy’s office remaining in Tucson.

The Marshal held the primary duty of law enforcement in the territory. He was empowered to hire deputies as needed (with the approval of the Justice Department) and to form posses. After 1854, the marshal was empowered to summon the military as posse comitatus. Principal duties of the marshal’s office included the protection of public lands, assistance to Indians against encroachment by whites, suppression of domestic insurrections, and the enforcement of laws regulating land settlement, morals (from polygamy to prize fighting), labor relations and other aspects of territorial life.

When Arizona entered the Union in 1912, the Territorial Court was abolished and the U.S. Marshal for Arizona was assigned to the newly-created Federal District Court of Arizona (March 2, 1912).

U.S. Marshals Service District of Arizona official U.S. Government, U.S. Department of Justice website: https://www.usmarshals.gov/district/az/index.html

U.S. Marshals - District of Arizona

U.S. Marshals - Territory of Arizona Term
Milton B. Duffield March 10, 1863 - January 4, 1866
Dr Edward Phelps Jr, M.D. June 18, 1866 - April 1871 (died in office)
Isaac Q. Dickason April 15, 1871 - (disappeared from office)
George Tyng January 30, 1874 - December 15, 1894
Francis H. Goodwin December 23, 1874 - August 1876
Wiley W. Standefer August 15, 1875 - August 1876
Crawley P. Dake June 12, 1878 - July 1882
Zan L. Tidball July 18, 1882 - 1885
William Kidder Meade July 8, 1885 - March 4, 1890
Robert H. "Bob" Paul March 4, 1890 - 1893
William Kidder Meade May 8, 1893 - June 15, 1897
William M. Griffith June 15, 1897 - June 6, 1901
Myron Hawley McCord June 6, 1901 - 1901
Benjamin Franklin Daniels 1901 - March 1902
Myron Hawley McCord March 18, 1902 - 1905
Benjamin Franklin Daniels June 1905 - 1909
Charles A. Overlock August 7, 1909 - February 14, 1912 (statehood)
U.S. Marshals - District of Arizona Term
Charles A. Overlock March 4, 1912 -
Joseph P. Dillon 1915
George A. Mauk 1925
Benjamin J. McKinney
Archie M. “Jake” Meyer
Roland S. Mosher
J. Pat Madrid
Howard T. Easley
Lee A. Limbs, Jr.
John W. Roberts
Donald Tucker
Alfred Madrid
David Gonzales (official website: https://www.usmarshals.gov/district/az/general/marshal.htm) April 2002 - 2022


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