History of the Federal Judiciary


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Locke, James William
Born October 30, 1837, in Wilmington, VT
Died September 5, 1922, in Kittery, ME

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on January 15, 1872, to a seat vacated by John M. McKinney. Confirmed by the Senate on February 1, 1872, and received commission on February 1, 1872. Service terminated on July 4, 1912, due to retirement.

Education:
Read law, 1859

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy paymaster's clerk, 1861-1865
Private practice, Key West, Florida, 1865-1872
Superintendent of education, Monroe County, Florida
Clerk, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Commissioner, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Judge, Monroe County [Florida] Court, 1868-1870
State senator, Florida, 1870-1872

 

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