Solomon Lewis Withey

Personal

Birthday: 
4/21/1820
Birthplace: 
St. Albans Point, VT
Date of Death: 
4/25/1886
Place of Death: 
San Diego, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1843-1863
Judge, Kent County [Michigan] Probate Court, 1848-1852
State senator, Michigan, 1861-1863

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, February 26, 1863; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit, December 17, 1869; confirmed, December 22, 1869; declined appointment

Education

Name of School: 
Read law
Degree Year: 
1843

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Court Name: 

Michigan Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Abraham Lincoln
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
03/11/1863
Termination Date: 
04/25/1886
Termination Reason: 
Death
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