U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Sampson, 187 U.S. 436 (1903)
United States v. Sampson
Petition for new parties submitted December 29, 1902
Decided January 6, 1903
187 U.S. 436
Where a rear admiral of the United States Navy who has filed a libel in prize in his own behalf and also in behalf of all the officers and enlisted men in the Navy taking part in the engagement dies, and his death has been suggested on the record, it is not necessary that the personal representatives of the deceased should come in or that any person should be designated ex officio, but the court may substitute any one interested in the prosecution of the litigation, who has personally appeared in the case.
The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.