History of the Federal Judiciary


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Sanford, Edward Terry
Born July 23, 1865, in Knoxville, TN
Died March 8, 1930, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on May 14, 1908, to a seat vacated by Charles D. Clark. Confirmed by the Senate on May 18, 1908, and received commission on May 18, 1908. Service terminated on February 5, 1923, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on May 14, 1908, to a seat vacated by Charles D. Clark. Confirmed by the Senate on May 18, 1908, and received commission on May 18, 1908. Service terminated on February 5, 1923, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Warren G. Harding on January 24, 1923, to a seat vacated by Mahlon Pitney. Confirmed by the Senate on January 29, 1923, and received commission on January 29, 1923. Service terminated on March 8, 1930, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fifth Circuit, February 19, 1923-March 8, 1930

Education:
University of Tennessee, B.A., Ph.B., 1883
Harvard University, B.A., 1885
Harvard University, M.A., 1889
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1889

Professional Career:
Private practice, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1890-1907
Lecturer, University of Tennessee School of Law, 1898-1907
U.S. Department of Justice, 1905-1908; special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, 1905-1907; assistant attorney general, 1907-1908
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