Owen Josephus Roberts

Personal

Birthday: 
5/2/1875
Birthplace: 
Philadelphia, PA
Date of Death: 
5/17/1955
Place of Death: 
West Vincent Township, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, 1898-1903
Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1898-1919
First assistant district attorney, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 1903-1906
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1906-1930
Special deputy attorney general for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Department of Justice, 1918
Special U.S. attorney to investigate Teapot Dome Scandals, U.S. Department of Justice, 1924

Education

Name of School: 
University of Pennsylvania
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1895
Name of School - Second: 

University of Pennsylvania Law School

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Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1898

Judicial Career

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

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
Herbert Hoover
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
5/20/1930
Termination Date: 
7/31/1945
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Third Circuit, June 2, 1930-July 31, 1945

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