History of the Federal Judiciary

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Cheney, John Moses
Born January 6, 1859, in Milwaukee, WI
Died June 2, 1922, in Orlando, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Received a recess appointment from William H. Taft on August 26, 1912, to a seat vacated by James W. Locke; nominated to the same position by William H. Taft on December 3, 1912. Service terminated on March 3, 1913, after nomination was not confirmed by the Senate.

Boston University School of Law, LL.B., 1885

Professional Career:
Private practice, Orlando, Florida, 1886-1906, 1913-1922
City attorney, Orlando, Florida, 1889-1890
Supervisor, U.S. Census, Florida, 1900
Owner, Orlando Light and Water Company, 1901-1922
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, 1906-1912

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, July 25, 1912; no Senate vote


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