Orion Metcalf Barber

Personal

Birthday: 
7/13/1857
Birthplace: 
Jamaica, VT
Date of Death: 
3/28/1930
Place of Death: 
Bennington, VT
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

State`s attorney, Bennington County, Vermont, 1886-1887
State representative, Vermont, 1892-1894
State senator, Vermont, 1894-1896
Auditor of accounts, State of Vermont, 1898-1902
Chairman, Vermont Special Tax Commission, 1906-1908

Nominated to U.S. Court of Customs Appeals, January 5, 1910; nomination withdrawn by president, February 22, 1910

Education

Name of School: 

Albany Law School of Union University

Albany Law School is the oldest independent law school in the United States. It was founded in 1851 by Amos Dean (its dean until 1868), Amasa J. Parker, Ira Harris, and others.

Beginning in 1878, the Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany Law School, Albany Medical College, Dudley Observatory, Graduate College of Union University, and Union College created the loose association today known as Union University. Each member institution has its own governing board, is fiscally independent, and is responsible for its own programs.

Albany Law School has a historically close relationship with the New York Court of Appeals. One of the original members of the court, Greene C. Bronson, helped to found the law school. Since that time, Albany Law School alumni have been members of the court eight times with two serving as Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. In addition, the school hosts the Fund for Modern Courts' Hugh R. Jones Memorial Lecture, which is typically given by a current or former member of the court.

Albany Law School offers 14 concentrations for J.D. candidates, as well as an L.L.M program, and joint J.D./M.B.A, J.D./M.P.A., J.D./M.R.P., J.D./M.S., and J.D./M.S.W. programs.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1882

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Associate Judge, U. S. Court of Customs Appeals (later Customs and Patent Appeals)
President Nominating: 
William H. Taft
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
3/30/1910
Retirement from Active Service: 
9/30/1928
Termination Date: 
3/28/1930
Termination Reason: 
Death
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