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Owen Josephus Roberts

Biography of Owen Josephus Roberts

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Roberts
  • First Name: Owen
  • Middle Name: Josephus
  • Date of Birth: May , 2 , 1875
  • Place of Birth (POB): Philadelphia , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Date of Death: May , 17 , 1955
  • Place of Death (POD): West Vincent Township , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Owen Josephus Roberts Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Herbert Hoover ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 05/09/1930
  • Seat vacated by: Sanford , Edward Terry
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 05/09/1930
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 05/19/1930
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 05/20/1930
  • Commission Date: 05/20/1930
  • Date of Termination: 07/31/1945
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Resignation

Owen Josephus Roberts in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Pennsylvania
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1895

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1898

Owen Josephus Roberts Career Path


  • Private practice, 1898-1903
  • Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1898-1919
  • First assistant district attorney, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 1903-1906
  • Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1906-1930
  • Special deputy attorney general for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Department of Justice, 1918
  • Special U.S. attorney to investigate Teapot Dome Scandals, U.S. Department of Justice, 1924

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Third Circuit, June 2, 1930-July 31, 1945


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