History of the Federal Judiciary

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Humphrey, J. Otis
Born December 30, 1850, in Morgan County, IL
Died June 14, 1918

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Nominated by William McKinley on March 7, 1901, to a seat vacated by William J. Allen. Confirmed by the Senate on March 8, 1901, and received commission on March 8, 1901. Service terminated on June 14, 1918, due to death.

Shurtleff College, Alton, Illinois
Read law, 1880

Professional Career:
Legal clerk, Illinois State Office of Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners, 1880-1883
Private practice, Springfield, Illinois, 1883-1897
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, 1897-1901

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