History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Shepley, George Foster
Born January 1, 1819, in Saco, ME
Died July 20, 1878, in Portland, ME

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the First Circuit
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on December 8, 1869, to a new seat authorized by 16 Stat. 44. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1869, and received commission on December 22, 1869. Service terminated on July 20, 1878, due to death.

Harvard University
Dartmouth College, A.B., 1837
Read law, 1839

Professional Career:
Private practice, Bangor, Maine, 1839-1844
Private practice, Portland, Maine, 1844-1861, 1865-1866, 1867-1869
U.S. attorney for the District of Maine, 1848-1849, 1853-1861
U.S. Army brigadier general, 1861-1865
State representative, Maine, 1866-1867
Research Collections


Submit Questions About Judicial History