History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Riner, John Alden
Born October 12, 1850, in Preble County, OH
Died March 4, 1923, in Cheyenne, WY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on September 20, 1890, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 222. Confirmed by the Senate on September 22, 1890, and received commission on September 22, 1890. Assumed senior status on October 31, 1921. Service terminated on March 4, 1923, due to death.

University of Michigan Law School, LL.B., 1879

Professional Career:
Private practice, Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, 1879-1884, 1886-1890
City attorney, Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, 1881-1884
U.S. attorney for the District of Wyoming Territory, 1884-1886
Member, Territorial Council, Wyoming Territory, 1886
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