History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Leavitt, Humphrey Howe
Born June 18, 1796, in Suffield, CT
Died March 15, 1873, in Springfield, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Ohio
Nominated by Andrew Jackson on June 28, 1834, to a seat vacated by Benjamin Tappan. Confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1834, and received commission on June 30, 1834. Service terminated on February 10, 1855, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Reassigned on February 10, 1855, to a new seat authorized by 10 Stat. 604. Service terminated on April 1, 1871, due to retirement.

Education:
Read law, 1816

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, War of 1812
Private practice, Cadiz, Ohio, 1816-1820
Justice of the peace, Harrison County, Ohio, 1818-1820
Prosecutor, Monroe County, Ohio, 1818-1820
Private practice, Steubenville, Ohio, 1820-1823
Prosecutor, Jefferson County, Ohio, 1823-1829
State representative, Ohio, 1825-1826
State senator, Ohio, 1827-1828
Clerk, Jefferson County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas and Supreme Court, 1829-1832
U.S. representative from Ohio, 1830-1834

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