History of the Federal Judiciary


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Shiras, George Jr.
Born January 26, 1832, in Pittsburgh, PA
Died August 2, 1924, in Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on July 19, 1892, to a seat vacated by Joseph P. Bradley. Confirmed by the Senate on July 26, 1892, and received commission on July 26, 1892. Service terminated on February 23, 1903, due to retirement.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Third Circuit, October 17, 1892-February 23, 1903

Education:
Yale Law School
Yale College, 1853
Read law, 1855

Professional Career:
Private practice, Dubuque, Iowa, 1855-1858
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1858-1892
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