History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
McPherson, Smith
Born February 14, 1848, near Mooreville, IN
Died January 17, 1915, in Red Oak, IA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
Nominated by William McKinley on April 3, 1900, to a seat vacated by John S. Woolson. Confirmed by the Senate on May 7, 1900, and received commission on May 7, 1900. Service terminated on January 17, 1915, due to death.

Education:
University of Iowa College of Law, LL.B., 1870

Professional Career:
Private practice, Red Oak, Iowa, 1870-1874, 1885-1899
District attorney, Third Judicial District, Iowa, 1874-1880
Attorney general, State of Iowa, 1881-1885
U.S. representative from Iowa, 1899-1900
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