History of the Federal Judiciary


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Withey, Solomon Lewis
Born April 21, 1820, in St. Albans Point, VT
Died April 25, 1886, in San Diego, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on March 10, 1863, to a new seat authorized by 12 Stat. 660. Confirmed by the Senate on March 11, 1863, and received commission on March 11, 1863. Service terminated on April 25, 1886, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1843

Professional Career:
Private practice, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1843-1863
Judge, Kent County [Michigan] Probate Court, 1848-1852
State senator, Michigan, 1861-1863

Nominated to U.S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit, December 17, 1869; confirmed, December 22, 1869; declined appointment
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