Nathan Goff

Personal

Birthday: 
2/9/1843
Birthplace: 
Clarksburg, VA (now WV)
Date of Death: 
4/23/1920
Place of Death: 
Clarksburg, WV
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, 1861-1865
Editor, Clarksburg [West Virginia] Telegraph, 1866-
Private practice, Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1866-1867, 1889-1892
State representative, West Virginia, 1867-1868
U.S. attorney for the District of West Virginia, 1868-1881, 1881-1882
Secretary of the Navy, 1881
U.S. representative from West Virginia, 1883-1889
U.S. senator from West Virginia, 1913-1918

Education

Name of School: 

New York University School of Law

Our educational mission focuses on our three core constituencies: students, faculty and alumni. There is an obvious interdependence among these three groups: By attracting the top students, faculty interest is magnified; likewise, enabling professors to do their best work and supplying them with the most desirable resources allows us to attract young scholars who are motivated and talented. Similarly, the more tangible the impact the Law School has on our community, the more engaged our alumni become. Our graduates are energized by the intellectual excitement of the school, enriching their own professional lives and adding still more luster to their alma mater's reputation. Loyal alumni give back, so that a cycle of generosity, learning, appreciation and active participation in our school and society continues.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1866

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Circuit Courts for the Fourth Circuit
President Nominating: 
Benjamin Harrison
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
03/17/1892
Termination Date: 
12/31/1911
Termination Reason: 
Abolition of Court
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
03/17/1892
Termination Date - Second: 
3/31/1913
Termination Reason - Second: 
Resignation
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