Edward Terry Sanford

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Edward Terry Sanford
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Service:
Appointed by:   Warren Harding
Active:   1/29/1923 - 3/8/1930
Preceded by:   Charles Dickens Clark
Succeeded by:   Owen Josephus Roberts
Past post:   Eastern District of Tennessee
Past term:   1908 - 1923
Past position:   Seat #1
Personal History
Born:   July 23, 1865
Deceased:   1930
Undergraduate:   University of Tennessee, 188 & Harvard University, 1885
Law School:   Harvard Law School, 1889
Grad. School:   Harvard University, 1889

Edward Terry Sanford (1865-1930) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Warren Harding on January 24, 1923. He served until his death on March 8, 1930. Prior to joining the court, Sanford served on the Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee.[1]

Sanford was one of four nominations President Harding made to the Supreme Court. He served during The Taft Court and The Hughes Court.

Education

Sanford received two B.A. degrees, from the University of Tennessee in 1883 and Harvard University in 1885. He has an M.A. from Harvard University in 1889 and a LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1889.[1]

Professional career

  • 1907-1908: Assistant Attorney General of the United States
  • 1905-1907: Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States
  • 1898-1907: Lecturer, University of Tennessee School of Law
  • 1890-1907: Attorney in private practice, Knoxville, Tennessee[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court

Sanford was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Warren Harding on January 24, 1923 to fill a seat vacated by Justice Charles Dickens Clark. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 29, 1923, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on March 8, 1930.[1]

Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee

Sanford was nominated to the Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee by President Theodore Roosevelt on May 14, 1908 to fill a seat vacated by Mahlon Pitney. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 18, 1908, and received commission that same day. He served in this position until February 5, 1923.[1] Sanford was succeeded in this position by Xenophon Hicks.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Charles Dickens Clark
Middle District of Tennessee
1908–1923
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Xenophon Hicks
Preceded by:
Charles Dickens Clark
Eastern District of Tennessee
1908–1923
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Xenophon Hicks
Preceded by:
Mahlon Pitney
Supreme Court
1923–1930
Succeeded by:
Owen Josephus Roberts