History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Priest, Henry Samuel
Born February 7, 1853, in Ralls County, MO
Died July 9, 1930, in St. Louis, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
Nominated by Grover Cleveland on August 6, 1894, to a seat vacated by Amos M. Thayer. Confirmed by the Senate on August 9, 1894, and received commission on August 9, 1894. Service terminated on May 23, 1895, due to resignation.

Education:
Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, A.B., 1872
Read law, 1873

Professional Career:
Private practice, Moberly, Missouri, 1873-1880
City attorney, Moberly, Missouri
Attorney, Missouri Pacific and Wabash Railroads, St. Louis Missouri, 1881-1894
Private practice, St. Louis, Missouri, 1895-
Candidate for U.S. Senate from Missouri, 1920
Candidate for governor, Missouri, 1924
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