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Emory Speer

Biography of Emory Speer

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Speer
  • First Name: Emory
  • Date of Birth: September , 3 , 1848
  • Place of Birth (POB): Culloden , Georgia (US-GA, GA, 13, Ga.)
  • Date of Death: December , 13 , 1918
  • Place of Death (POD): Macon , Georgia (US-GA, GA, 13, Ga.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Emory Speer Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Chester A. Arthur ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/19/1885
  • Seat vacated by: Erskine , John
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/20/1885
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 02/11/1885
  • Senate voice vote?: No
  • Senate vote Yes/No: 27/26
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/18/1885
  • Commission Date: 02/18/1885
  • Date of Termination: 12/13/1918
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Emory Speer in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Georgia
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1869

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law

Emory Speer Career Path


  • Confederate Army private, 1864-1865
  • Private practice, Athens, Georgia, 1869-1883
  • Solicitor general, State of Georgia, 1873-1876
  • U.S. representative from Georgia, 1879-1883
  • Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1883-1885
  • U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, 1883-1885
  • Dean, Mercer University Law School, Macon, Georgia, 1893-1918


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  • Article Name: Emory Speer
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  • Description: Biography of Emory Speer Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Speer First Name: Emory Date of Birth: September , 3 , [...]

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