History of the Federal Judiciary


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Swayne, Noah Haynes
Born December 7, 1804, in Frederick County, VA
Died June 8, 1884, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on January 21, 1862, to a seat vacated by John McLean. Confirmed by the Senate on January 24, 1862, and received commission on January 24, 1862. Service terminated on January 24, 1881, due to retirement.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Seventh Circuit, March 21, 1862-April 7, 1867
Sixth Circuit, April 8, 1867-January 24, 1881
Fifth Circuit, January 15, 1869-March 20, 1870

Education:
Read law, 1823

Professional Career:
Private practice, Coshocton, Ohio, 1824-1830
Prosecutor, Coshocton County, Ohio, 1826
State representative, Ohio, 1830, 1836
U.S. attorney for the District of Ohio, 1830-1839
Private practice, Columbus, Ohio, 1839-1862
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