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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.

Education:
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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