History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Dyer, John James
Born July 26, 1809, in Franklin, VA
Died September 14, 1855, in Woodstock, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Iowa
Nominated by James K. Polk on February 8, 1847, to a new seat authorized by 5 Stat. 789. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1847, and received commission on March 3, 1847. Service terminated on September 14, 1855, due to death.

Staunton Law School, Virginia, 1833

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pendleton County, Virginia (now West Virginia), 1833-1845
Commonwealth attorney, Pendleton County, Virginia (now West Virginia), -1845
Private practice, Dubuque, Iowa, 1845-1847


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