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Nathan Clifford

Biography of Nathan Clifford

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Clifford
  • First Name: Nathan
  • Date of Birth: August , 18 , 1803
  • Place of Birth (POB): Rumney , New Hampshire (US-NH, NH, 33, N.H)
  • Date of Death: July , 25 , 1881
  • Place of Death (POD): Cornish , Maine (US-ME, ME, 23, Maine, Me.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Nathan Clifford Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: James Buchanan ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 12/09/1857
  • Seat vacated by: Curtis , Benjamin R.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 12/10/1857
  • Committee action: Reported Without Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 01/06/1859
  • Senate voice vote?: No
  • Senate vote Yes/No: 26/23
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 01/12/1858
  • Commission Date: 01/12/1858
  • Date of Termination: 07/25/1881
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Nathan Clifford in the Law School

  • Name of School: Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1827

Nathan Clifford Career Path


  • Private practice, Newfield, Maine, 1827-1830, 1843-1846
  • State representative, Maine, 1830-1834; speaker, 1832-1834
  • Attorney general, State of Maine, 1834-1838
  • U.S. representative from Maine, 1839-1843
  • Attorney General of the United States, 1846-1848
  • Minister to Mexico, U.S. Department of State, 1848-1849
  • Private practice, Portland, Maine, 1849-1857

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • First Circuit, February 15, 1858-May 1, 1881


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