History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Hallett, Moses
Born July 16, 1834, in Galena, IL
Died April 25, 1913, in Denver, CO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on January 9, 1877, to a new seat authorized by 19 Stat. 61. Confirmed by the Senate on January 12, 1877, and received commission on January 12, 1877. Service terminated on April 7, 1906, due to retirement.

Read law, 1858

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1859-1860
Gold miner, Colorado, 1860
Private practice, Denver, Colorado, 1861-1865, 1866
Member, Colorado Territorial Council, 1863-1866
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado Territory, 1866-1877; chief judge, 1866-1877
Professor of constitutional law and federal jurisprudence, University of Colorado, 1892-1913
Real estate speculator, Denver, Colorado, 1906-1913
Dean emeritus, University of Colorado School of Law, 1913


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