List of federal judges appointed by Benjamin Harrison

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President Benjamin Harrison.
David Josiah Brewer was Harrison's first appointee to the Supreme Court, and his longest serving.
Alonzo J. Edgerton was appointed by Harrison as the first judge for the newly created United States District Court for the District of South Dakota.

Following is a list of all United States federal judges appointed by President Benjamin Harrison during his presidency.[1] In total Harrison appointed 42 federal judges, including four Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States, ten judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, two judges to the United States circuit courts, and 26 judges to the United States district courts. Because Harrison was in office at the time that Congress eliminated the circuit courts in favor of the Courts of Appeals, he is one of only two Presidents to have appointed judges to both bodies. The other, Grover Cleveland, served both before and after Harrison. Both of Harrison's appointees to the United States circuit courts were reassigned to the corresponding Courts of Appeals when the former were abolished in favor of the latter on June 16, 1891.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Justice Seat State Began active
service
Ended active
service
Brewer, David JosiahDavid Josiah Brewer Seat 6 Kansas January 6, 1890 March 28, 1910
Brown, Henry BillingsHenry Billings Brown Seat 3 Michigan January 5, 1891 May 28, 1906
Jackson, Howell EdmundsHowell Edmunds Jackson Seat 1 Tennessee March 4, 1893 August 8, 1895
Shiras, Jr., GeorgeGeorge Shiras, Jr. Seat 10 Pennsylvania October 10, 1892 February 23, 1903

Circuit Court/Courts of Appeals[edit]

Judge Circuit Began active
service
Ended active
service
Acheson, Marcus WilsonMarcus Wilson Acheson Third February 3, 1891 June 21, 1906[2]
Caldwell, Henry ClayHenry Clay Caldwell Eighth March 4, 1890 June 4, 1903[2]
Dallas, George M.George M. Dallas Third March 17, 1892 May 24, 1909
Gilbert, William BallWilliam Ball Gilbert Ninth March 18, 1892 April 27, 1931
Goff, Jr., NathanNathan Goff, Jr. Fourth March 17, 1892 March 31, 1913
McCormick, Andrew PhelpsAndrew Phelps McCormick Fifth March 17, 1892 November 2, 1916
McKenna, JosephJoseph McKenna Ninth March 17, 1892 March 5, 1897
Putnam, William LeBaronWilliam LeBaron Putnam First March 17, 1892 September 17, 1917
Sanborn, Walter HenryWalter Henry Sanborn Eighth March 17, 1892 May 10, 1928
Shipman, NathanielNathaniel Shipman Second March 17, 1892 March 22, 1902
Taft, William HowardWilliam Howard Taft Sixth March 17, 1892 March 15, 1900
Woods, William AllenWilliam Allen Woods Seventh March 17, 1892 June 29, 1901

District courts[edit]

Judge Court
[Note 1]
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Aldrich, EdgarEdgar Aldrich D.N.H. February 20, 1891 September 15, 1921
Baker, John HarrisJohn Harris Baker D. Ind. March 29, 1892 December 8, 1902
Beatty, James HelmickJames Helmick Beatty D. Idaho March 7, 1891[3] March 1, 1907
Bradley, Andrew CoyleAndrew Coyle Bradley D.D.C. March 23, 1889 May 15, 1902
Bryant, David EzekielDavid Ezekiel Bryant E.D. Tex. May 27, 1890 February 5, 1910
Buffington, JosephJoseph Buffington W.D. Pa. February 23, 1892 September 26, 1906
Cole, Charles CleavesCharles Cleaves Cole D.D.C. January 28, 1893 April 22, 1901
Edgerton, Alonzo J.Alonzo J. Edgerton D.S.D. November 19, 1889[4] August 9, 1896
Green, Edward T.Edward T. Green D.N.J. October 24, 1889[5] October 10, 1896
Grosscup, Peter StengerPeter Stenger Grosscup N.D. Ill. December 20, 1892 February 1, 1899
Hanford, Cornelius HolgateCornelius Holgate Hanford D. Wash. February 25, 1890 August 5, 1912[6]
Hawley, Thomas PorterThomas Porter Hawley D. Nev. September 9, 1890 June 30, 1906
Knowles, HiramHiram Knowles D. Mont. February 21, 1890 April 15, 1904
McComas, Louis E.Louis E. McComas D.D.C. November 17, 1892[7] March 3, 1899
Morrow, William W.William W. Morrow N.D. Cal. August 11, 1891[8] June 1, 1897
Niles, Henry ClayHenry Clay Niles N.D. Miss.
S.D. Miss.
August 11, 1891[9] September 26, 1918
Rector, John B.John B. Rector N.D. Tex. March 28, 1892 April 9, 1898
Reed, James HayJames Hay Reed W.D. Pa. February 20, 1891 January 15, 1892
Ricks, Augustus J.Augustus J. Ricks N.D. Ohio July 1, 1889[4] December 22, 1906
Riner, John AldenJohn Alden Riner D. Wyo. September 22, 1890 October 31, 1921
Swan, Henry HarrisonHenry Harrison Swan E.D. Mich. January 19, 1891 July 1, 1911
Swayne, CharlesCharles Swayne N.D. Fla. May 17, 1889[10] July 5, 1907
Thomas, Alfred DelavanAlfred Delavan Thomas D.N.D. February 25, 1890 August 8, 1896
Townsend, William KneelandWilliam Kneeland Townsend D. Conn. March 28, 1892 February 27, 1902
Williams, John A.John A. Williams E.D. Ark. September 22, 1890 July 7, 1900
Woolson, John SimsonJohn Simson Woolson S.D. Iowa August 14, 1891[8] December 4, 1899

Specialty courts[edit]

United States Court of Claims[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Peelle, Stanton J.Stanton J. Peelle 1892 1913

United States Customs Court[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ham, Charles H.Charles H. Ham 1890 1902
Jewell, James A.James A. Jewell 1890 1903
Sharpe, George H.George H. Sharpe 1890 1900
Sharretts, Thaddeus S.Thaddeus S. Sharretts 1890 1913
Shurtleff, Ferdinand N.Ferdinand N. Shurtleff 1890 1899
Somerville, Henderson M.Henderson M. Somerville 1890 1915
Stackpole, Joseph LewisJoseph Lewis Stackpole 1890 1891
Tichenor, George C.George C. Tichenor 1890 1902
Wilkinson, Jr., Joseph BiddleJoseph Biddle Wilkinson, Jr. 1890 1900
Lunt, Wilbur FiskWilbur Fisk Lunt 1891 1907

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ a b Appointed to the United States circuit court; reassigned by operation of law to the corresponding United States Court of Appeals on June 16, 1891.
  3. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 10, 1891, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 4, 1892, and received commission on February 4, 1892.
  4. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 16, 1889, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 16, 1890, and received commission on January 16, 1890.
  5. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 16, 1889, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 27, 1890, and received commission on January 27, 1890.
  6. ^ Reassigned to the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington by operation of law on March 2, 1905.
  7. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1892, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 25, 1893, and received commission on January 25, 1893.
  8. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 10, 1891, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 11, 1892, and received commission on January 11, 1892.
  9. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 10, 1891, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 11, 1892, and received commission on January 11, 1892.
  10. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 5, 1889; confirmed by the United States Senate, and received commission, on April 1, 1890.

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