History of the Federal Judiciary


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Cardozo, Benjamin Nathan
Born May 24, 1870, in New York, NY
Died July 9, 1938, in Port Chester, Long Island, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on February 15, 1932, to a seat vacated by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Confirmed by the Senate on February 24, 1932, and received commission on March 2, 1932. Service terminated on July 9, 1938, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fifth Circuit, March 28, 1932-November 7, 1937
Seventh Circuit, November 8, 1937-July 9, 1938

Education:
Columbia College, A.B., 1889
Columbia Law School, A.M., 1890

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York City, 1891-1914
Associate justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, 1914-1917
Judge, New York State Court of Appeals, 1917-1932; chief judge, 1926-1932
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