List of federal judges appointed by Chester A. Arthur

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Chester A. Arthur
Justice Horace Gray, Arthur's first and longest serving appointee to the Supreme Court

Following is a list of all United States federal judges appointed by President Chester A. Arthur during his presidency.[1] In total Arthur appointed nineteen federal judges, including two Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States, four judges to the United States circuit courts, and thirteen judges to the United States district courts.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Justice Seat State Began active
service
Ended active
service
Blatchford, SamuelSamuel Blatchford Seat 4 New York March 22, 1882 July 7, 1893
Gray, HoraceHorace Gray Seat 2 Massachusetts December 20, 1881 September 15, 1902

Circuit Courts[edit]

David Josiah Brewer, appointed to the Eighth Circuit Court by Arthur, was later elevated to the Supreme Court.
Judge Circuit Began active
service
Ended active
service
Brewer, David JosiahDavid Josiah Brewer Eighth March 31, 1884 January 6, 1890
Colt, LeBaron B.LeBaron B. Colt First July 5, 1884 February 7, 1913[2]
Gresham, Walter Q.Walter Q. Gresham Seventh October 28, 1884[3] March 3, 1893[2]
Wallace, William JamesWilliam James Wallace Second April 6, 1882 May 8, 1907[2]

District courts[edit]

Judge Court
[Note 1]
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Carpenter, Jr., George MoultonGeorge Moulton Carpenter, Jr. D.R.I. December 18, 1884 July 31, 1896
Coxe, Sr., Alfred ConklingAlfred Conkling Coxe, Sr. N.D.N.Y. May 4, 1882 June 14, 1902
McCay, Henry KentHenry Kent McCay N.D. Ga. August 4, 1882 July 30, 1886
Paul, Sr., JohnJohn Paul, Sr. W.D. Va. March 3, 1883 November 1, 1901
Sabin, Chauncey BrewerChauncey Brewer Sabin E.D. Tex. April 5, 1884 March 30, 1890
Sabin, George MyronGeorge Myron Sabin D. Nev. July 26, 1882 May 12, 1890
Sage, George ReadGeorge Read Sage S.D. Ohio March 20, 1883[4] August 24, 1898
Seymour, Augustus SherrillAugustus Sherrill Seymour E.D.N.C. February 21, 1882 February 19, 1897
Shiras, Oliver PerryOliver Perry Shiras N.D. Iowa August 4, 1882 November 1, 1903
Speer, EmoryEmory Speer S.D. Ga. February 18, 1885 December 13, 1918
Wales, Leonard EugeneLeonard Eugene Wales D. Del. March 20, 1884 February 8, 1897
Webb, NathanNathan Webb D. Me. January 24, 1882 June 30, 1902
Woods, William AllenWilliam Allen Woods D. Ind. May 2, 1883[5] March 21, 1892

Specialty courts[edit]

United States Court of Claims[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Davis, John Chandler BancroftJohn Chandler Bancroft Davis 1882 1883[6]
Weldon, LawrenceLawrence Weldon 1883 1905
Davis, JohnJohn Davis 1885 1902

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 c Reassigned by operation of law to the corresponding United States Court of Appeals on June 16, 1891.
  3. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 3, 1884, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 9, 1884, and received commission on December 9, 1884.
  4. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 18, 1883, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 7, 1884, and received commission on January 7, 1884.
  5. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 18, 1883, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 7, 1884, and received commission on January 7, 1884.
  6. ^ Davis was previously appointed to the Court of Claims by Rutherford B. Hayes; he resigned from this position, but was restored to it by Arthur the following year.

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