History of the Federal Judiciary


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Cross, Joseph
Born December 29, 1843, near Morristown, NJ
Died October 29, 1913

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on March 13, 1905, to a new seat authorized by 33 Stat. 987. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1905, and received commission on March 17, 1905. Service terminated on October 29, 1913, due to death.

Education:
Columbia Law School
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), A.B., 1865
Read law, 1868
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), A.M., 1868

Professional Career:
Private practice, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1869-1905
Judge, Elizabeth [New Jersey] District Court, 1888-1891
State assemblyman, New Jersey, 1893-1895; speaker, 1895
State senator, New Jersey, 1899-1905; president, 1905

 

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