Lorenzo Sawyer

Personal

Birthday: 
5/23/1820
Birthplace: 
Jefferson County, NY
Date of Death: 
9/7/1891
Place of Death: 
San Francisco, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1846-1848
Private practice, Jefferson, Wisconsin, 1848-1850
Private practice, Sacramento, California, 1850
Private practice, Nevada City and San Francisco, California, 1850-1861
City attorney, San Francisco, California, 1854-
Private practice, San Francisco, California, and Virginia City, Nevada, 1861-1862
Judge, California District Court, Twelfth Judicial District, 1862-1863
Justice, Supreme Court of California, 1863-1869; chief justice, 1868-1869

Education

Name of School: 
Western Reserve College (now Case Western Reserve University)
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1846

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Circuit Courts for the Ninth Circuit
President Nominating: 
Ulysses Grant
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
01/10/1870
Termination Date: 
09/07/1891
Termination Reason: 
Death
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
06/16/1891
Termination Date - Second: 
09/07/1891
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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