History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Clarke, John Hessin
Born September 18, 1857, in New Lisbon, OH
Died March 22, 1945, in San Diego, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on July 15, 1914, to a seat vacated by William Louis Day. Confirmed by the Senate on July 21, 1914, and received commission on July 21, 1914. Service terminated on July 24, 1916, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on July 14, 1916, to a seat vacated by Charles E. Hughes. Confirmed by the Senate on July 24, 1916, and received commission on July 24, 1916. Service terminated on September 18, 1922, due to resignation.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Seventh Circuit, October 30, 1916-September 18, 1922

Education:
Western Reserve College (now Case Western Reserve University), A.B., 1877
Read law, 1878

Professional Career:
Private practice, New Lisbon, Ohio, 1878-1880
Private practice, Youngstown, Ohio, 1880-1897
Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1897-1913

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