History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Shiras, Oliver Perry
Born October 22, 1833, in Pittsburgh, PA
Died January 7, 1916, in Sea Breeze, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
Nominated by Chester A. Arthur on August 3, 1882, to a new seat authorized by 22 Stat. 172. Confirmed by the Senate on August 4, 1882, and received commission on August 4, 1882. Service terminated on November 1, 1903, due to retirement.

Ohio University, A.B., 1853
Ohio University, A.M., 1856
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1856

Professional Career:
Private practice, Dubuque, Iowa, 1856-1882, 1903-1916
U.S. Army judge advocate and first lieutenant, 1862-1863
City councilman, Dubuque, Iowa


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