History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Strong, William
Born May 6, 1808, in Somers, CT
Died August 19, 1895, in Lake Minnewassa, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on February 7, 1870, to a seat vacated by Robert Cooper Grier. Confirmed by the Senate on February 18, 1870, and received commission on February 18, 1870. Service terminated on December 14, 1880, due to retirement.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Third Circuit, March 21, 1870-December 14, 1880

Education:
Yale Law School
Yale College, B.A., 1828
Yale College, M.A., 1831
Read law, 1832

Professional Career:
Private practice, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1832-1857
U.S. representative from Pennsylvania, 1847-1851
Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1857-1868
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1868-1870

 

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