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Edward Douglass White

Biography of Edward Douglass White

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): White
  • First Name: Edward
  • Middle Name: Douglass
  • Date of Birth: November , 3 , 1845
  • Place of Birth (POB): Lafourche Parish , Louisiana (US-LA, LA, 22, La.)
  • Date of Death: May , 19 , 1921
  • Place of Death (POD): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Edward Douglass White Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Grover Cleveland ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/19/1894
  • Seat vacated by: Blatchford , Samuel
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/19/1894
  • Commission Date: 02/19/1894
  • Date of Termination: 12/19/1910
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Appointment to Another Judicial Position

Second Appointment of Edward Douglass White

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States, Chief Justice
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC or “SCOTUS”)
  • Promoted by President: William H. Taft ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 12/12/1910
  • Seat vacated by: Fuller , Melville Weston
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 12/12/1910
  • Commission Date: 12/12/1910
  • Date of Termination: 05/19/1921
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Edward Douglass White in the Law School

  • Name of School: Georgetown College (now Georgetown University)

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1868

Edward Douglass White Career Path

Employment:

  • Confederate Army lieutenant, 1861-1863
  • Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1868-1879
  • State senator, Louisiana, 1874-1879
  • Associate justice, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1879-1880
  • Private practice and sugar planter, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1880-1891
  • U.S. senator from Louisiana, 1891-1893

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Fifth Circuit, April 2, 1894-January 8, 1911, June 12, 1916-October 29, 1916
  • Third Circuit, May 29, 1906-December 23, 1906
  • Fourth Circuit, January 9, 1911-May 19, 1921

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