History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Lurton, Horace Harmon
Born February 26, 1844, in Newport, KY
Died July 12, 1914, in Atlantic City, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Grover Cleveland on March 22, 1893, to a seat vacated by Howell Edmunds Jackson. Confirmed by the Senate on March 27, 1893, and received commission on March 27, 1893. Service terminated on December 20, 1909, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Grover Cleveland on March 22, 1893, to a seat vacated by Howell Edmunds Jackson. Confirmed by the Senate on March 27, 1893, and received commission on March 27, 1893. Service terminated on December 20, 1909, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by William H. Taft on December 13, 1909, to a seat vacated by Rufus W. Peckham. Confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 1909, and received commission on December 20, 1909. Service terminated on July 12, 1914, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Second Circuit, January 10, 1910-January 8, 1911
Third Circuit, January 9, 1911-March 17, 1912
Seventh Circuit, March 18, 1912-July 12, 1914

Education:
Douglas University, Chicago, Illinois
Cumberland School of Law, LL.B., 1867

Professional Career:
Confederate Army sergeant major, 5th Tennessee Infantry, 2nd Kentucky Infantry and 3rd Kentucky Cavalry, 1861-1865
Private practice, Clarksville, Tennessee, 1867-1875, 1878-1886
Chancellor, Tennessee Chancery Court, Sixth Judicial District, 1875-1878
Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court, 1886-1893
Dean of law department, Vanderbilt University, 1905-1909
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