Owen Josephus Roberts

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Owen Josephus Roberts
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Service:
Appointed by:   Herbert Hoover
Active:   5/20/1930-7/31/1945
Past post:   Special U.S. attorney, Investigation of Teapot Dome Scandals
Past term:   1925
Personal History
Born:   May 2, 1875
Home state:   Pennsylvania
Deceased:   May 17, 1955
Undergraduate:   University of Pennsylvania, 1895
Law School:   University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1898

Owen Josephus Roberts (1875-1955) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on May 9, 1930. Roberts resigned on July 31, 1945.[1]

Roberts was one of four justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Hoover, though only three justices were confirmed. Roberts served during The Taft Court, The Hughes Court and The Stone Court.[2]

Education

Roberts received an A.B. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1895 and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1898.[1]

Professional career

  • 1924: Special U.S. attorney, Investigation of Teapot Dome Scandals
  • 1918: Special prosecutor for Eastern Pennsylvania
  • 1906-1930: Attorney in private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1903-1906: First Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • 1898-1919: Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
  • 1898-1903: Attorney in private practice[1]

Federal judicial career

Roberts was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Herbert Hoover on May 9, 1930 to fill the seat vacated by Justice Edward Terry Sanford. Roberts was confirmed by the Senate on May 20, 1930 and received commission that same day. He resigned from the court on July 31, 1945.[1]

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Preceded by:
Edward Terry Sanford
Supreme Court
1930–1945
Succeeded by:
Harold Burton