History of the Federal Judiciary

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Swan, Henry Harrison
Born October 2, 1840, in Detroit, MI
Died June 12, 1916, in Grosse Pointe, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on January 13, 1891, to a seat vacated by Henry Billings Brown. Confirmed by the Senate on January 19, 1891, and received commission on January 19, 1891. Service terminated on July 1, 1911, due to retirement.

Read law, 1867

Professional Career:
Private practice, California, 1867
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1869-1870, 1877-1891
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1870-1877
Non-resident lecturer on admiralty, University of Michigan Law School, 1893-1911
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