Aug. 17, 1856 Clymer Chautauqua County New York, USA
Dec. 26, 1937 Tucson Pima County Arizona, USA
Federal Judge, United States District Court, District of North Dakota (1897-1928)
- recess appointment August 31, 1896 by Pres. Grover Cleveland
- formally nominated December 8, 1896 by Pres. Cleveland
- confirmed by US Senate on February 18, 1897
- commissioned February 18, 1897
Son of John Smith and Charlotte Ann (Curtis) Amidon. He married Beulah Richardson McHenry on November 15, 1892 daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth T. (Richardson) McHenry. Beulah's husband is listed on her parents' headstone but she is not.