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Butler, Pierce
Born March 17, 1866, in Dakota County, MN
Died November 16, 1939, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Warren G. Harding on December 5, 1922, to a seat vacated by William R. Day. Confirmed by the Senate on December 21, 1922, and received commission on December 21, 1922. Service terminated on November 16, 1939, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Third Circuit, January 22, 1923-March 15, 1925
Seventh Circuit, March 16, 1925-April 9, 1929
Eighth Circuit, April 10, 1929-November 16, 1939
Tenth Circuit, November 8, 1937-November 16, 1939

Carleton College, B.S., 1887
Read law, 1888

Professional Career:
Assistant county attorney, Ramsey County, Minnesota, 1891-1892
County attorney, Ramsey County, Minnesota, 1893-1896
Private practice, Ramsey County, Minnesota, 1897-1922

Nominated to Supreme Court of the United States, November 21, 1922; no Senate vote
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