History of the Federal Judiciary


History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, 1789-present

The directory includes the biographies of judges presidentially appointed during good behavior who have served since 1789 on the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the Supreme Court of the United States,  the former U.S. Circuit Courts, and the federal judiciary's courts of special jurisdiction.

To read a biography, type in the judge's name (Last name, First name) or browse the alphabetical listings.

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