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Horace Harmon Lurton

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Horace Harmon Lurton
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   William H. Taft
Active:   12/20/1909-7/12/1914
Preceded by:   Rufus Wheeler Peckham
Succeeded by:   James Clark McReynolds
Past post:   Sixth Circuit
Past term:   3/27/1893-12/20/1909
Past post 2:   Tennessee Supreme Court
Personal History
Born:   February 26, 1844
Hometown:   Newport, KY
Deceased:   July 12, 1914
Law School:   Cumberland University Law, 1867
Military service:   Army of the Confederacy, 1861-1865

Horace Harmon Lurton (1844-1914) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1909 after a nomination from President William H. Taft. He served on the Supreme Court until his death on July 12, 1914. Prior to joining the court, Lurton was a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.[1]

Lurton was one of six justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Taft. He served during The Fuller Court and The White Court.[2]

Early life and education

Lurton received an undergraduate degree from Douglas University and a LL.B. from Cumberland University in 1867.[1]

Military service

  • Army of the Confederacy Sergeant Major, 5th Tennessee Infantry, 2nd Kentucky Infantry & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry, 1861-1865[1]

Professional career

Federal judicial career

Supreme Court

Lurton was nominated to the Supreme Court by President William Howard Taft on December 13, 1909, to a seat vacated by Justice Rufus Wheeler Peckham. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 1909, and received commission that same day. Lurton served until his death on July 12, 1914.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice James Clark McReynolds.

Sixth Circuit

Lurton was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President Grover Cleveland on March 22, 1893. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 27, 1893, and received commission that same day. He served on this court until December 20, 1909.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Howell Edmunds Jackson
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
1893–1909
Succeeded by:
Loyal Edwin Knappen
Preceded by:
Rufus Wheeler Peckham
Supreme Court
1909–1914
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
James Clark McReynolds