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John Simson Woolson

Biography of John Simson Woolson

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Woolson
  • First Name: John
  • Middle Name: Simson
  • Date of Birth: December , 6 , 1840
  • Place of Birth (POB): Tonawanda , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Date of Death: December , 4 , 1899
  • Place of Death (POD): Des Moines , Iowa (US-IA, IA, 19, Iowa, Ia., Ioa., IOA)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John Simson Woolson Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Benjamin Harrison ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 12/10/1891
  • Judicial Recess Appointment date: 08/14/1891
  • Seat vacated by: Love , James M.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 12/10/1891
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 01/11/1892
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 01/11/1892
  • Commission Date: 01/11/1892
  • Date of Termination: 12/04/1899
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

John Simson Woolson in the Law School

  • Name of School: Wesleyan University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1860

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Wesleyan University
  • Degree: Master of Arts (A.M.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1863

Third Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1866

John Simson Woolson Career Path


  • U.S. Navy assistant paymaster, 1862-1865
  • Private practice, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, 1866-1891
  • State senator, Iowa, 1876-1881, 1885-1891


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