History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Colt, LeBaron Bradford
Born June 25, 1846, in Dedham, MA
Died August 18, 1924, in Bristol, RI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Nominated by James A. Garfield on March 9, 1881, to a seat vacated by John P. Knowles. Confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1881, and received commission on March 21, 1881. Service terminated on July 23, 1884, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the First Circuit
Nominated by Chester A. Arthur on July 2, 1884, to a seat vacated by John Lowell. Confirmed by the Senate on July 5, 1884, and received commission on July 5, 1884. Service terminated on December 31, 1911, due to abolition of the court.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Assigned on June 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Service terminated on February 7, 1913, due to resignation.

Education:
Yale College, A.B., 1868
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1870

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1871-1875
Private practice, Bristol, Rhode Island, 1875-1879
State representative, Rhode Island, 1879-1881
U.S. senator from Rhode Island, 1913-1924
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