Horace Harmon Lurton

Personal

Birthday: 
2/26/1844
Birthplace: 
Newport, KY
Date of Death: 
7/12/1914
Place of Death: 
Atlantic City, NJ
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Confederate Army sergeant major, 5th Tennessee Infantry, 2nd Kentucky Infantry and 3rd Kentucky Cavalry, 1861-1865
Private practice, Clarksville, Tennessee, 1867-1875, 1878-1886
Chancellor, Tennessee Chancery Court, Sixth Judicial District, 1875-1878
Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court, 1886-1893
Dean of law department, Vanderbilt University, 1905-1909

Education

Name of School: 
Douglas University, Chicago, Illinois
Name of School - Second: 

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

The mission of the Cumberland School of Law is to educate a diverse community of students with knowledge and practical skills, equipping them to become highly competent, ethical lawyers committed to professionalism and public service.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1867

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit
President Nominating: 
Grover Cleveland
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
03/27/1893
Termination Date: 
12/20/1909
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
03/27/1893
Termination Date - Second: 
12/20/1909
Termination Reason - Second: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Third: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name - Third: 

Supreme Court of the United States

Commission Date - Third: 
12/20/1909
Termination Date - Third: 
7/12/1914
Termination Reason - Third: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Second Circuit, January 10, 1910-January 8, 1911
Third Circuit, January 9, 1911-March 17, 1912
Seventh Circuit, March 18, 1912-July 12, 1914

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