History of the Federal Judiciary


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Bradley, Joseph P.
Born March 14, 1813, in Berne, NY
Died January 22, 1892, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on February 7, 1870, to a new seat authorized by 16 Stat. 44. Confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1870, and received commission on March 21, 1870. Service terminated on January 22, 1892, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fifth Circuit, April 4, 1870-January 9, 1881
Third Circuit, January 10, 1881-January 22, 1892
Sixth Circuit, May 2, 1881-May 17, 1881

Education:
Rutgers College, B.A., 1836
Read law, 1839

Professional Career:
Private practice, Newark, New Jersey, 1839-1870
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Actuary, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company
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