Edward Roscoe Meek

Personal

Birthday: 
12/23/1865
Birthplace: 
Davenport, IA
Date of Death: 
4/10/1939
Place of Death: 
Santa Monica, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Fort Worth, Texas, 1889-1898

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, March 10, 1898; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of Iowa
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1887
Name of School - Second: 

University of Iowa College of Law

The highly competitive practice of law has a way of shaping a person. If you let it, it can and it will make you into a thing;...That thing the practice of law would make of you is ultimately what becomes of the once passionate, once idealistic, once hopeful, would-be world changer, who has become eroded by the routine, battering current of the practice, and who has failed to cultivate the ground cover that resists erosion of soul." For those of us in the world of work, whether as lawyers or not, tending to that initial force that drew us toward the study of law should be part of our thoughts and periodic reflections.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1889
Name of School - Third: 
University of Iowa
Degree - Third: 
A.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1891

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Court Name: 

Texas Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
William McKinley
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
02/15/1899
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/31/1935
Termination Date: 
4/10/1939
Termination Reason: 
Death
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