John Power Knowles

Personal

Birthday: 
6/13/1808
Birthplace: 
Providence, RI
Date of Death: 
8/3/1887
Place of Death: 
Providence, RI
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1838-1855, 1857-1865, 1867-1869
State representative, Rhode Island, 1855, 1866
Court reporter, Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 1855-1857, 1865-1866
City solicitor, Providence, Rhode Island, 1866-1867

Education

Name of School: 
Brown University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1836
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1838

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Court Name: 

Rhode Island District Court

President Nominating: 
Ulysses Grant
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
01/24/1870
Termination Date: 
03/21/1881
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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