History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Morton, James Madison Jr.
Born August 24, 1869, in Fall River, MA
Died June 26, 1940, in Fall River, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by William H. Taft on August 9, 1912, to a seat vacated by Frederic Dodge. Confirmed by the Senate on August 12, 1912, and received commission on August 12, 1912. Service terminated on January 19, 1932, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on December 15, 1931, to a seat vacated by George Weston Anderson. Confirmed by the Senate on January 6, 1932, and received commission on January 9, 1932. Assumed senior status on September 30, 1939. Service terminated on June 26, 1940, due to death.

Education:
Harvard College, A.B., 1891
Harvard College, A.M., 1894
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1894

Professional Career:
Private practice, Fall River, Massachusetts, 1894-1912
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