History of the Federal Judiciary


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Pitney, Mahlon
Born February 5, 1858, in Morristown, NJ
Died December 9, 1924, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by William H. Taft on February 19, 1912, to a seat vacated by John Marshall Harlan. Confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 1912, and received commission on March 13, 1912. Service terminated on December 31, 1922, due to resignation.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Third Circuit, March 18, 1912-December 31, 1922

Education:
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), A.B., 1879
Read law, 1882

Professional Career:
Private practice, Dover, New Jersey, 1882-1889
Private practice, Morristown, New Jersey, 1889-1894
U.S. representative from New Jersey, 1895-1899
State senator, New Jersey, 1898-1901
Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1901-1908
Chancellor, New Jersey, 1908-1912

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