John Moses Cheney

Personal

Birthday: 
1/6/1859
Birthplace: 
Milwaukee, WI
Date of Death: 
6/2/1922
Place of Death: 
Orlando, FL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Orlando, Florida, 1886-1906, 1913-1922
City attorney, Orlando, Florida, 1889-1890
Supervisor, U.S. Census, Florida, 1900
Owner, Orlando Light and Water Company, 1901-1922
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, 1906-1912

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, July 25, 1912; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, December 3, 1912; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 

Boston University School of Law

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is a nationally recognized law school located in the heart of Boston University's campus on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts.

Consistently ranked in the top 30 law schools, "U.S. News and World Report" currently ranks it 26th in the country. Three specialties are in the top 10, including Health Law (#5), Tax Law (#7), and Intellectual Property Law (#9). Princeton Review ranks it 2nd place nationally in "Best Professors" and 7th place for "Best Classroom Experience." For the class of 2017, the median student LSAT score was 163 and median GPA was 3.66.

Boston University School of Law offers a broad selection of legal classes and seminars (approximately 200) with a student to faculty ratio of 12:1.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1885

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Court Name: 

Florida Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
William H. Taft
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Termination Date: 
3/3/1913
Termination Reason: 
Recess Appointment-Not Confirmed
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