History of the Federal Judiciary


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Grier, Robert Cooper
Born March 5, 1794, in Cumberland County, PA
Died September 25, 1870, in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by James K. Polk on August 3, 1846, to a seat vacated by Henry Baldwin. Confirmed by the Senate on August 4, 1846, and received commission on August 4, 1846. Service terminated on January 31, 1870, due to retirement.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Third Circuit, August 15, 1846-January 31, 1870

Education:
Dickinson College, B.A., 1812
Read law, 1817

Professional Career:
Private practice, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, 1817-1818
Private practice, Danville, Pennsylvania, 1818-1833
President judge, District Court of Allegheny County [Pennsylvania], 1833-1846
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