History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Lowell, John
Born October 18, 1824, in Boston, MA
Died May 14, 1897, in Brookline, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on March 11, 1865, to a seat vacated by Peleg Sprague. Confirmed by the Senate on March 11, 1865, and received commission on March 11, 1865. Service terminated on January 9, 1879, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the First Circuit
Nominated by Rutherford B. Hayes on December 16, 1878, to a seat vacated by George Foster Shepley. Confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 1878, and received commission on December 18, 1878. Service terminated on May 1, 1884, due to resignation.

Education:
Harvard College, A.B., 1843
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1845

Professional Career:
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1846-1865, 1884-1897
Editor, Monthly Law Reporter, 1856-1860
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