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Beatty, James Helmick

Born May 8, 1836, in Lancaster, OH
Died October 21, 1927, in Hollywood, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho
Received a recess appointment from Benjamin Harrison on March 7, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 215; nominated to the same position by Benjamin Harrison on December 10, 1891. Confirmed by the Senate on February 4, 1892, and received commission on February 4, 1892. Service terminated on March 1, 1907, due to retirement.

Ohio Wesleyan University, A.B., 1858
Read law, 1862

Professional Career:

Superintendent of public schools, Jackson, Mississippi, 1858-1861
U.S. Army lieutenant, 1863-1865
Private practice, Lexington, Missouri, 1865-1872
Register in bankruptcy, Lexington, Missouri, 1865-1872
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Utah Territory, 1872-1882
Private practice, Hailey, Idaho, 1882-1889
Territorial senator, Idaho Territory, 1886-1888

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, February 10, 1891; no Senate vote