History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Richards, John Kelvey
Born March 15, 1856, in Ironton, OH
Died March 1, 1909, in Cincinnati, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on February 19, 1903, to a seat vacated by William Rufus Day. Confirmed by the Senate on February 23, 1903, and received commission on February 23, 1903. Service terminated on March 1, 1909, due to death.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on February 19, 1903, to a seat vacated by William Rufus Day. Confirmed by the Senate on February 23, 1903, and received commission on February 23, 1903. Service terminated on March 1, 1909, due to death.

Education:
Swarthmore College, A.B., 1875
Harvard University, A.B., 1877
Read law, 1879

Professional Career:
Prosecutor, Lawrence County, Ohio, 1880-1882
City solicitor, Ironton, Ohio, 1885-1889
State senator, Ohio, 1890-1892
Attorney general, State of Ohio, 1892-1896
Member, Commission to Codify Insurance Laws of Ohio, 1895-1896
Counsel, Commission on Taxation, Ohio General Assembly, 1896
General counsel, Ohio State Board of Medical Registration and Examination, 1896-1898
Special counsel, Ohio State Board of Appraisers and Assessors, 1896-1898
Solicitor general of the United States, 1897-1903

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