John James Dyer

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John James Dyer
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Iowa
In office
March 3, 1847 – September 14, 1855
Appointed byJames K. Polk
Preceded bySeat established by 5 Stat. 789
Succeeded byJames M. Love
Personal details
Born
John James Dyer

(1809-07-26)July 26, 1809
Franklin, Virginia
DiedSeptember 14, 1855(1855-09-14) (aged 46)
Woodstock, Virginia
EducationStaunton Law School

John James Dyer (July 26, 1809 – September 14, 1855) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Iowa.

Education and career[edit]

Born on July 26, 1809, in Franklin, Virginia (now West Virginia),[1] Dyer graduated from Staunton Law School[2] in Virginia in 1833. He entered private practice in Pendleton County, Virginia (now West Virginia) from 1833 to 1845. He was a commonwealth attorney for Pendleton County until 1845. He resumed private practice in Dubuque, Iowa Territory (State of Iowa from December 28, 1846) from 1845 to 1847.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Dyer was nominated by President James K. Polk on February 8, 1847, to the United States District Court for the District of Iowa, to a new seat authorized by 5 Stat. 789. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 3, 1847, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on September 14, 1855, due to his death in Woodstock, Virginia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c John James Dyer at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Bryson, W. Hamilton (1979). "The History of Legal Education in Virginia". scholarship.law.wm.edu. College of William & Mary Law School. pp. 181–183. Retrieved May 30, 2019.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 5 Stat. 789
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Iowa
1847–1855
Succeeded by
James M. Love