History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Bruce, John
Born February 16, 1832, in Sterlingshire, Scotland
Died October 1, 1901, in Walters Park, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on February 23, 1875, to a seat vacated by Richard Busteed. Confirmed by the Senate on February 27, 1875, and received commission on February 27, 1875. Service terminated on August 2, 1886, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on February 23, 1875, to a seat vacated by Richard Busteed. Confirmed by the Senate on February 27, 1875, and received commission on February 27, 1875. Service terminated on October 1, 1901, due to death.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on February 23, 1875, to a seat vacated by Richard Busteed. Confirmed by the Senate on February 27, 1875, and received commission on February 27, 1875. Service terminated on October 1, 1901, due to death.

Education:
Franklin College, New Athens, Ohio, A.B., 1854
Read law, 1856

Professional Career:
Private practice, Keokuk, Iowa, 1856-1862
U.S. Army, 1862-1865
Farmer, Prairie Bluff, Alabama, 1866-1872
State representative, Alabama, 1872-1874
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