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Dyer, David Patterson
Born February 12, 1838, in Henry County, VA
Died April 29, 1924, in St. Louis, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on February 27, 1907, to a seat vacated by Gustavus A. Finkelnburg. Confirmed by the Senate on March 1, 1907, and received commission on March 1, 1907. Assumed senior status on November 3, 1919. Service terminated on April 29, 1924, due to death.

Education:
St. Charles College
Read law, 1859

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pike County, Missouri, 1859-1875
Prosecutor, Third Judicial Circuit, Missouri, 1860
U.S. Army commander, Civil War
State representative, Missouri, 1862-1865
Secretary, Missouri State Senate, 1866
U.S. representative from Missouri, 1869-1871
Private practice, St. Louis, Missouri, 1871-1902
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1875-1876, 1902-1907
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