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Dayton, Alston Gordon
Born October 18, 1857, in Philippi, VA (now WV)
Died July 30, 1920, in Battle Creek, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on March 7, 1905, to a seat vacated by John J. Jackson. Confirmed by the Senate on March 14, 1905, and received commission on March 14, 1905. Service terminated on July 30, 1920, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1878
West Virginia University, A.B., 1878
West Virginia University, M.A., 1880

Professional Career:
Private practice, Philippi, West Virginia, 1878-1879
Prosecutor, Upshur County, West Virginia, 1879-1884
Prosecutor, Barbour County, West Virginia, 1884-1888
Private practice, West Virginia, 1886-1895
U.S. representative from West Virginia, 1895-1905

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