History of the Federal Judiciary


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Erskine, John
Born September 13, 1813, in Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland
Died January 27, 1895, in Atlanta, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Received a recess appointment from Andrew Johnson on July 10, 1865, to a seat vacated by John Cochran Nicoll; nominated to the same position by Andrew Johnson on December 20, 1865. Confirmed by the Senate on January 22, 1866, and received commission on January 22, 1866. Service terminated on April 25, 1882, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
Received a recess appointment from Andrew Johnson on July 10, 1865, to a seat vacated by John Cochran Nicoll; nominated to the same position by Andrew Johnson on December 20, 1865. Confirmed by the Senate on January 22, 1866, and received commission on January 22, 1866. Service terminated on December 1, 1883, due to retirement.

Education:
Read law, 1846

Professional Career:
Private practice, Florida, 1846-1855
Private practice, Newnan, Georgia, 1855-
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, -1865
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