Seth Thomas

Personal

Birthday: 
5/18/1873
Birthplace: 
McConnelsville, OH
Date of Death: 
2/2/1962
Place of Death: 
Sioux City, IA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1910-1914
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Iowa, 1914-1920
Private practice, Fort Dodge, Iowa
Solicitor, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1933-1935

Education

Name of School: 
University of Iowa
Degree: 
Ph.B.
Degree Year: 
1904
Name of School - Second: 
University of Iowa
Degree - Second: 
A.M.
Degree Year - Second: 
1906
Name of School - Third: 

University of Iowa College of Law

The highly competitive practice of law has a way of shaping a person. If you let it, it can and it will make you into a thing;...That thing the practice of law would make of you is ultimately what becomes of the once passionate, once idealistic, once hopeful, would-be world changer, who has become eroded by the routine, battering current of the practice, and who has failed to cultivate the ground cover that resists erosion of soul." For those of us in the world of work, whether as lawyers or not, tending to that initial force that drew us toward the study of law should be part of our thoughts and periodic reflections.

Degree - Third: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Third: 
1910

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Court Name: 

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
1/28/1936
Retirement from Active Service: 
5/1/1954
Termination Date: 
2/2/1962
Termination Reason: 
Death
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