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John Forrest Dillon

Biography of John Forrest Dillon

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Dillon
  • First Name: John
  • Middle Name: Forrest
  • Date of Birth: December , 25 , 1831
  • Place of Birth (POB): Northampton, Montgomery County , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Date of Death: May , 6 , 1914
  • Place of Death (POD): New York , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John Forrest Dillon 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: Ulysses Grant ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 12/09/1869
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 16 Stat. 44
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 12/09/1869
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 12/22/1869
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 12/22/1869
  • Commission Date: 12/22/1869
  • Date of Termination: 09/01/1879
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Resignation

John Forrest Dillon in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Iowa
  • Degree: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1850

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1852

John Forrest Dillon Career Path


  • Private practice, Davenport, Iowa, 1852-1853
  • County attorney, Scott County, Iowa, 1853-1858
  • Judge, Iowa District Court, Seventh Judicial District, 1858-1862
  • Justice, Iowa Supreme Court, 1862-1868
  • Professor of law, Columbia University, 1879-1882
  • Private practice, New York City, 1882-1914
  • Storrs professor of law, Yale University, 1891-1892


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