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David Josiah Brewer

Biography of David Josiah Brewer

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Brewer
  • First Name: David
  • Middle Name: Josiah
  • Date of Birth: June , 20 , 1837
  • Place of Birth (POB): Smyrna , Asia Minor
  • Date of Death: March , 28 , 1910
  • Place of Death (POD): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

David Josiah Brewer Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Circuit Courts for the Eighth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Circuit Court (1869)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Chester A. Arthur ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 03/25/1884
  • Seat vacated by: McCrary , George Washington
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 03/25/1884
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/28/1884
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/31/1884
  • Commission Date: 03/31/1884
  • Date of Termination: 01/06/1890
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Appointment to Another Judicial Position

Second Appointment of David Josiah Brewer

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC or “SCOTUS”)
  • Promoted by President: Benjamin Harrison ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 12/04/1889
  • Seat vacated by: Matthews , Stanley
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 12/04/1889
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action: 12/16/1889
  • Senate voice vote?: No
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 12/18/1889
  • Commission Date: 12/18/1889
  • Date of Termination: 03/28/1910
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

David Josiah Brewer in the Law School

  • Name of School: Yale College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1856

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1857

Third Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Albany Law School

David Josiah Brewer Career Path

Employment:

  • Private practice, Leavenworth, Kansas, 1858-1861
  • Commissioner, U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Kansas, 1861-1862
  • Judge, Leavenworth County [Kansas] Probate and Criminal Courts, 1862-1865
  • Judge, Kansas District Court, First Judicial District, 1865-1869
  • City attorney, Leavenworth, Kansas, 1869-1870
  • Justice, Kansas Supreme Court, 1870-1884

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Sixth Circuit, March 10, 1890-January 18, 1891
  • Eighth Circuit, November 3, 1890-March 28, 1910
  • Ninth Circuit, December 13, 1897-February 20, 1898
  • Seventh Circuit, September 2, 1907-October 14, 1907

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