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Joseph Rucker Lamar

Biography of Joseph Rucker Lamar

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Lamar
  • First Name: Joseph
  • Middle Name: Rucker
  • Date of Birth: October , 14 , 1857
  • Place of Birth (POB): Cedar Grove , Georgia (US-GA, GA, 13, Ga.)
  • Date of Death: January , 2 , 1916
  • Place of Death (POD): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Joseph Rucker Lamar Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: William H. Taft ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 12/12/1910
  • Seat vacated by: Moody , William H.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 12/12/1910
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 12/15/1910
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 12/15/1910
  • Commission Date: 12/17/1910
  • Date of Termination: 01/02/1916
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Joseph Rucker Lamar in the Law School

  • Name of School: Bethany College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1877

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Washington and Lee University School of Law

Third Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1878

Joseph Rucker Lamar Career Path

Employment:

  • Professor of Latin, Bethany College, 1879-1880
  • Private practice, Augusta, Georgia, 1880-1903, 1905-1911
  • State representative, Georgia, 1886-1889
  • Member, Commission to Recodify the Laws of Georgia, 1893-1895
  • Associate justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, 1903-1905

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Fifth Circuit, January 9, 1911-January 2, 1916

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