Francis Cabot Lowell (judge)

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Judge Francis Cabot Lowell

Francis Cabot Lowell (January 7, 1855 – March 6, 1911) was a longtime United States federal judge in the United States.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Lowell attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He served as private secretary for Justice Horace Gray of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court as well as short terms as a member of the Boston City Council and the Massachusetts General Court (legislature). For many years, Lowell worked as a lawyer in private practice in Boston in partnership with his well-known cousin Abbott Lawrence Lowell.

In 1898, President William McKinley nominated Lowell as a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt promoted Lowell to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas Leverett Nelson
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Frederic Dodge
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Succeeded by
William Schofield