List of federal judges appointed by Ulysses S. Grant

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Moses Hallett was appointed by Grant to be the first judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
James William Locke served as a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida for forty years, the longest tenure of any Grant appointee.

Following is a list of all United States federal judges appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant during his presidency.[1] In total Grant appointed 46 federal judges, making him the first President to appoint more federal judges than George Washington. Grant's appointments included four Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States, ten judges to the United States circuit courts, and 32 judges to the United States district courts. Grant also appointed Edwin M. Stanton to the Supreme Court in 1869; Stanton was confirmed and sworn in, but died before taking his seat.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Justice Seat State Began active
service
Ended active
service
Bradley, Joseph P.Joseph P. Bradley Seat 10 New Jersey March 21, 1870 January 22, 1892
Hunt, WardWard Hunt Seat 4 New York December 11, 1872 January 27, 1882
Strong, WilliamWilliam Strong Seat 1 Pennsylvania February 18, 1870 December 14, 1880
Waite, Morrison RemickMorrison Remick Waite Chief Justice Connecticut January 21, 1874 March 23, 1888

Circuit Courts[edit]

Judge Circuit Began active
service
Ended active
service
Bond, Hugh LennoxHugh Lennox Bond Fourth July 13, 1870 October 24, 1893[2]
Dillon, John ForrestJohn Forrest Dillon Eighth December 22, 1869 September 1, 1879
Drummond, ThomasThomas Drummond Seventh December 22, 1869 July 18, 1884
Emmons, Halmer HullHalmer Hull Emmons Sixth January 17, 1870 May 14, 1877
Johnson, Alexander SmithAlexander Smith Johnson Second December 15, 1875 January 26, 1878
McKennan, WilliamWilliam McKennan Third December 22, 1869 January 3, 1891
Sawyer, LorenzoLorenzo Sawyer Ninth January 10, 1870 September 7, 1891[3]
Shepley, George F.George F. Shepley First December 22, 1869 July 20, 1878
Woodruff, Lewis BartholomewLewis Bartholomew Woodruff Second December 22, 1869 September 10, 1875
Woods, William BurnhamWilliam Burnham Woods Fifth December 22, 1869 December 23, 1880

District courts[edit]

Judge Court
[Note 1]
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Billings, Edward CokeEdward Coke Billings E.D. La. February 10, 1876 December 1, 1893
Blodgett, Henry WilliamsHenry Williams Blodgett N.D. Ill. January 11, 1870 December 5, 1892
Bradford, Edward GreenEdward Green Bradford D. Del. December 12, 1871 January 16, 1884
Brown, Henry BillingsHenry Billings Brown E.D. Mich. March 19, 1875 December 30, 1890
Bruce, JohnJohn Bruce S.D. Ala.
N.D. Ala.
M.D. Ala.
February 27, 1875 October 1, 1901[4]
October 1, 1901
-
Dick, Robert P.Robert P. Dick W.D.N.C. June 7, 1872 July 6, 1898
Dyer, Charles E.Charles E. Dyer E.D. Wis. February 10, 1875 May 18, 1888
Foster, Cassius GaiusCassius Gaius Foster D. Kan. March 10, 1874 February 28, 1899
Gresham, Walter Q.Walter Q. Gresham D. Ind. September 1, 1869[5] April 9, 1883
Hallett, MosesMoses Hallett D. Colo. January 12, 1877 April 7, 1906
Hillyer, Edgar WintersEdgar Winters Hillyer D. Nev. December 21, 1869 May 10, 1882
Hopkins, James CampbellJames Campbell Hopkins W.D. Wis. July 9, 1870 September 3, 1877
Howe, James HenryJames Henry Howe E.D. Wis. December 11, 1873 January 1, 1875
Hughes, Robert WilliamRobert William Hughes E.D. Va. January 14, 1874 February 22, 1898
Humphreys, David CampbellDavid Campbell Humphreys D.D.C. May 13, 1870 July 2, 1879
Ketcham, Winthrop WellesWinthrop Welles Ketcham W.D. Pa. June 26, 1876 December 6, 1879
Knowles, John PowerJohn Power Knowles D.R.I. October 9, 1869[6] March 21, 1881
Locke, James WilliamJames William Locke S.D. Fla. February 1, 1872 July 4, 1912
Longyear, John W.John W. Longyear E.D. Mich. February 18, 1870 March 10, 1875
MacArthur, Sr., ArthurArthur MacArthur, Sr. D.D.C. July 15, 1870 April 1, 1887
McKinney, JohnJohn McKinney S.D. Fla. November 8, 1870[7] October 12, 1871
Morrill, AmosAmos Morrill E.D. Tex. February 5, 1872 October 18, 1883
Nixon, John T.John T. Nixon D.N.J. April 28, 1870 September 28, 1889
Parker, IsaacIsaac Parker W.D. Ark. March 19, 1875 November 17, 1896
Rives, AlexanderAlexander Rives W.D. Va. February 6, 1871 August 1, 1882
Settle, ThomasThomas Settle N.D. Fla. January 30, 1877 December 1, 1888
Shipman, NathanielNathaniel Shipman D. Conn. April 16, 1873[8] March 22, 1892
Story, WilliamWilliam Story W.D. Ark. March 3, 1871 June 17, 1874
Swing, Philip BergenPhilip Bergen Swing S.D. Ohio March 30, 1871 October 31, 1882
Wallace, William JamesWilliam James Wallace N.D.N.Y. April 7, 1874 April 25, 1882
Welker, MartinMartin Welker N.D. Ohio November 25, 1873[8] June 1, 1889
Winch, Joel C. C.Joel C. C. Winch E.D. Tex. October 11, 1870[9] March 3, 1871

Specialty courts[edit]

United States Court of Claims[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Drake, Charles DanielCharles Daniel Drake 1870 1885
Richardson, William AdamsWilliam Adams Richardson 1874 1896

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. ^ Reassigned to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit by operation of law upon the abolition of the circuit courts in favor of the Courts of Appeals on June 16, 1891.
  3. ^ Reassigned to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by operation of law upon the abolition of the circuit courts in favor of the Courts of Appeals on June 16, 1891.
  4. ^ On August 2, 1886, Bruce's service on the Southern District of Alabama was terminated; he continued to sit on the Northern and Middle Districts.
  5. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1869, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 21, 1869, and received commission on December 21, 1869.
  6. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1869, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 24, 1870, and received commission on January 24, 1870.
  7. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 7, 1870, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 18, 1871, and received commission on February 18, 1871.
  8. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 2, 1873, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 8, 1873, and received commission on December 8, 1873.
  9. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1870, but the United States Senate did not confirm the appointment.

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