History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Cartter, David Kellogg
Born June 22, 1812, in Jefferson County, NY
Died April 16, 1887, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Chief Justice, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on March 10, 1863, to a new seat authorized by 12 Stat. 762. Confirmed by the Senate on March 11, 1863, and received commission on March 11, 1863. Service terminated on April 16, 1887, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1832

Professional Career:
Private practice, Rochester, New York, 1832-1836
Private practice, Akron, Ohio, 1836-1845
Private practice, Massillon, Ohio, 1845-1849, 1853-1856
U.S. representative from Ohio, 1849-1853
Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1856-1861
U.S. minister to Bolivia, 1861-1863
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