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Fuller, Melville Weston
Born February 11, 1833, in Augusta, ME
Died July 4, 1910, in Sorrento, ME

Federal Judicial Service:
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Grover Cleveland on April 30, 1888, to a seat vacated by Morrison Waite. Confirmed by the Senate on July 20, 1888, and received commission on July 20, 1888. Service terminated on July 4, 1910, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fourth Circuit, December 17, 1888-July 4, 1910
Seventh Circuit, December 19, 1892-April 1, 1894

Education:
Read law
Bowdoin College, A.B., 1853
Bowdoin College, A.M., 1856

Professional Career:
Private practice, Augusta, Maine, 1855-1856
Editor, Augusta [Maine] Age, 1855-1856
President, Augusta [Maine] Common Council, 1856
City solicitor, Augusta, Maine, 1856
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1856-1888
Delegate, Illinois constitutional convention, 1862
State representative, Illinois, 1863-1865
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