Joseph Rucker Lamar

Personal

Birthday: 
10/14/1857
Birthplace: 
Cedar Grove, GA
Date of Death: 
1/2/1916
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Professor of Latin, Bethany College, 1879-1880
Private practice, Augusta, Georgia, 1880-1903, 1905-1911
State representative, Georgia, 1886-1889
Member, Commission to Recodify the Laws of Georgia, 1893-1895
Associate justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, 1903-1905

Education

Name of School: 
Bethany College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1877
Name of School - Second: 

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Washington and Lee University's School of Law was one of just 12 of the nation's top 30 law schools to post black enrollment gains over the past decade, and one of four with gains exceeding 15 percent, with an increase of 33% from 1997 to 2006.

Name of School - Third: 
Read law
Degree Year - Third: 
1878

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
William H. Taft
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/17/1910
Termination Date: 
1/2/1916
Termination Reason: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fifth Circuit, January 9, 1911-January 2, 1916

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