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Matthews, Stanley

Born July 21, 1824, in Cincinnati, OH
Died March 22, 1889, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by James A. Garfield on March 14, 1881, to a seat vacated by Noah H. Swayne. Confirmed by the Senate on May 12, 1881, and received commission on May 12, 1881. Service terminated on March 22, 1889, due to death.

Supreme Court Oath:
May 17, 1881

Allotment as Circuit Justice:

Sixth Circuit, May 17, 1881-March 22, 1889

Kenyon College, B.A., 1840
Read law, 1842

Professional Career:

Private practice, Columbia, Tennessee, 1842-1844
Editor, Tennessee Democrat, 1842-1844
Private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1844-1851, 1853-1858, 1865-1877
Clerk, Ohio General Assembly, 1848-1851
Judge, Hamilton County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1851-1853
State senator, Ohio, 1855-1857
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, 1858-1861
Twenty-Third Ohio Infantry lieutenant colonel, 1861-1862
Fifty-First Ohio Volunteers colonel, 1862-1863
Judge, Superior Court of Cincinnati [Ohio], 1863-1865
Counsel for Rutherford B. Hayes before congressional electoral commission, 1876
U.S. senator from Ohio, 1877-1881

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to Supreme Court of the United States, January 26, 1881; no Senate vote