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Ricks, Augustus J.
Born February 10, 1843, in Brookfield, OH
Died December 22, 1906, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Received a recess appointment from Benjamin Harrison on July 1, 1889, to a seat vacated by Martin Welker; nominated to the same position by Benjamin Harrison on December 16, 1889. Confirmed by the Senate on January 16, 1890, and received commission on January 16, 1890. Service terminated on December 22, 1906, due to death.

Education:
Kenyon College
Read law, 1866

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, 1862-1865
Private practice, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1866-1870
Editor, Knoxville [Tennessee] Daily Chronicle, 1870-1875
Private practice, Massillon, Ohio, 1875-1878
Clerk, U.S. Circuit Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1878-1886
Standing master in chancery, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1878-1889
Clerk, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1886-1889

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