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James William Locke

Biography of James William Locke

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Locke
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: William
  • Date of Birth: October , 30 , 1837
  • Place of Birth (POB): Wilmington , Vermont (US-VT, VT, 50, Vt.)
  • Date of Death: September , 5 , 1922
  • Place of Death (POD): Kittery , Maine (US-ME, ME, 23, Maine, Me.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James William Locke Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Ulysses Grant ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/15/1872
  • Seat vacated by: McKinney , John M.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/15/1872
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 01/23/1872
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/01/1872
  • Commission Date: 02/01/1872
  • Date of Termination: 07/04/1912
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Retirement

James William Locke in the Law School

  • Name of School: Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1859

James William Locke Career Path


  • U.S. Navy paymaster's clerk, 1861-1865
  • Private practice, Key West, Florida, 1865-1872
  • Superintendent of education, Monroe County, Florida
  • Clerk, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Commissioner, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Judge, Monroe County [Florida] Court, 1868-1870
  • State senator, Florida, 1870-1872


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