William Rufus Day

Personal

Birthday: 
4/7/1849
Birthplace: 
Ravenna, OH
Date of Death: 
7/9/1923
Place of Death: 
Mackinac Island, MI
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Canton, Ohio, 1872-1897, 1899
Judge, Ohio Court of Common Pleas, Ninth Judicial District, 1886-1887
Assistant secretary of state, 1897-1898
Secretary of State, 1898
Chairman, U.S. delegation to Paris Peace Conference with Spain, 1898-1899
Umpire, Mixed Claims Commission to Adjudicate War Claims against Germany, 1922-1923

Recess appointment to U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1889; declined

Education

Name of School: 
University of Michigan
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1870
Name of School - Second: 
University of Michigan
Name of School - Third: 
Read law
Degree Year - Third: 
1871

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit
President Nominating: 
William McKinley
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
02/28/1899
Termination Date: 
2/23/1903
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
02/28/1899
Termination Date - Second: 
2/23/1903
Termination Reason - Second: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Third: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name - Third: 

Supreme Court of the United States

Commission Date - Third: 
2/23/1903
Termination Date - Third: 
11/13/1922
Termination Reason - Third: 
Retirement
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Seventh Circuit, March 9, 1903-March 17, 1912
Sixth Circuit, March 18, 1912-November 13, 1922

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