Constantine Joseph Smyth

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Constantine Joseph Smyth
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Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
In office
July 12, 1917 – April 14, 1924
Appointed byWoodrow Wilson
Preceded bySeth Shepard
Succeeded byGeorge Ewing Martin
11th Attorney General of Nebraska
In office
January 7, 1897 – January 3, 1901
GovernorSilas A. Holcomb
William A. Poynter
Preceded byArthur S. Churchill
Succeeded byFrank N. Prout
Personal details
Born
Constantine Joseph Smyth

(1859-12-04)December 4, 1859
County Cavan, Ireland
DiedApril 14, 1924(1924-04-14) (aged 64)
Political partyDemocratic
EducationCreighton University (A.M.)
read law

Constantine Joseph Smyth (December 4, 1859 – April 14, 1924) was Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia.

Education and career[edit]

Born on December 4, 1859, in County Cavan, Ireland, Smyth read law in 1885. He entered private practice in Omaha, Nebraska from 1885 to 1913. He was a member of the Nebraska House of Representatives in 1887. He was a member of the Omaha School Board from 1889 to 1894. He was Chairman of the Nebraska State Democratic Committee from 1894 to 1896. He was Attorney General of Nebraska from 1897 to 1900. He was an associate dean and professor at Creighton University School of Law from 1905 to 1910. He received an Artium Magister degree in 1907 from Creighton University. He was a special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States from 1913 to 1917.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Smyth was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson on June 29, 1917, to the Chief Justice seat on the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia (now the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit) vacated by Chief Justice Seth Shepard. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 12, 1917, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on April 14, 1924, due to his death.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Arthur S. Churchill
Attorney General of Nebraska
1897–1901
Succeeded by
Frank N. Prout
Preceded by
Seth Shepard
Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
1917–1924
Succeeded by
George Ewing Martin