History of the Federal Judiciary

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Lochren, William
Born April 3, 1832, in County Tyrone, Ireland
Died January 27, 1912, in Minneapolis, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Nominated by Grover Cleveland on May 15, 1896, to a seat vacated by Rensselaer R. Nelson. Confirmed by the Senate on May 18, 1896, and received commission on May 18, 1896. Service terminated on July 11, 1908, due to retirement.

Read law, 1856

Professional Career:
Private practice, St. Anthony, Minnesota, 1856-1861
Alderman, St. Anthony, Minnesota
City attorney, St. Anthony, Minnesota
U.S. Army lieutenant, 1861-1863
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1864-1881
State senator, Minnesota, 1869-1870
City attorney, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1877-1878
Judge, Minnesota District Court, Fourth Judicial District, 1881-1893
Commissioner, Bureau of Pensions, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1893-1896

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