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.

Education:
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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