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Horace Harmon Lurton

Biography of Horace Harmon Lurton

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Lurton
  • First Name: Horace
  • Middle Name: Harmon
  • Date of Birth: February , 26 , 1844
  • Place of Birth (POB): Newport , Kentucky (US-KY, KY, 21, Ky., Ken., Kent.)
  • Date of Death: July , 12 , 1914
  • Place of Death (POD): Atlantic City , New Jersey (US-NJ, NJ, 34, N.J.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Horace Harmon Lurton Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Circuit Court (1869)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Grover Cleveland ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 03/22/1893
  • Seat vacated by: Jackson , Howell Edmunds
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 03/22/1893
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/23/1893
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/27/1893
  • Commission Date: 03/27/1893
  • Date of Termination: 12/20/1909
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Appointment to Another Judicial Position

Second Appointment of Horace Harmon Lurton

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Promoted by President: Grover Cleveland ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 03/22/1893
  • Seat vacated by: Jackson , Howell Edmunds
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 03/22/1893
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action: 03/23/1893
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/27/1893
  • Commission Date: 03/27/1893
  • Date of Termination: 12/20/1909
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Appointment to Another Judicial Position

Third Appointment of Horace Harmon Lurton

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • 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): 12/13/1909
  • Seat vacated by: Peckham , Rufus W.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 12/13/1909
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 12/16/1909
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 12/20/1909
  • Commission Date: 12/20/1909

Horace Harmon Lurton in the Law School

  • Name of School: Douglas University, Chicago, Illinois

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Cumberland School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1867

Horace Harmon Lurton Career Path

Employment:

  • Confederate Army sergeant major, 5th Tennessee Infantry, 2nd Kentucky Infantry and 3rd Kentucky Cavalry, 1861-1865
  • Private practice, Clarksville, Tennessee, 1867-1875, 1878-1886
  • Chancellor, Tennessee Chancery Court, Sixth Judicial District, 1875-1878
  • Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court, 1886-1893
  • Dean of law department, Vanderbilt University, 1905-1909

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Second Circuit, January 10, 1910-January 8, 1911
  • Third Circuit, January 9, 1911-March 17, 1912
  • Seventh Circuit, March 18, 1912-July 12, 1914

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