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MacArthur, Arthur
Born January 26, 1815, in Glasgow, Scotland
Died August 26, 1896, in Atlantic City, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on July 15, 1870, to a new seat authorized by 16 Stat. 160. Confirmed by the Senate on July 15, 1870, and received commission on July 15, 1870. Service terminated on April 1, 1887, due to retirement.

Education:
Wesleyan University
Read law, 1840

Professional Career:
Private practice, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1840-1845
Public administrator, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1843
Private practice, New York City, 1845-1849
Private practice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1849-1851
City attorney, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1851-
Lieutenant governor, Wisconsin, 1855-1857
Judge, Wisconsin Circuit Court, Second Judicial Circuit, 1857-1869
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