History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Goff, Nathan
Born February 9, 1843, in Clarksburg, VA (now WV)
Died April 23, 1920, in Clarksburg, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on December 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1892, and received commission on March 17, 1892. Service terminated on March 31, 1913, due to resignation.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on December 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1892, and received commission on March 17, 1892. Service terminated on December 31, 1911, due to abolition of the court.

Education:
New York University School of Law, LL.B., 1866

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1861-1865
Editor, Clarksburg [West Virginia] Telegraph, 1866-
Private practice, Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1866-1867, 1889-1892
State representative, West Virginia, 1867-1868
U.S. attorney for the District of West Virginia, 1868-1881, 1881-1882
Secretary of the Navy, 1881
U.S. representative from West Virginia, 1883-1889
U.S. senator from West Virginia, 1913-1918

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