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William Henry Moody

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William Henry Moody
Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #5
Appointed by:   Theodore Roosevelt
Active:   12/12/1906 - 11/19/1910
Preceded by:   Henry Billings Brown
Succeeded by:   Joseph Rucker Lamar
Personal History
Born:   December 23, 1853
Hometown:   Newbury, MA
Deceased:   July 2, 1917
Undergraduate:   Harvard, A.B., 1876
Law School:   Read law, 1878

William Henry Moody (1853-1917) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1906 after a nomination from President Theodore Roosevelt. He resigned on November 19, 1910. Prior to joining the court, he was the Attorney General of the United States.[1]

Moody was one of three justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Roosevelt. He served during The Fuller Court.[2]


Moody received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 1876. He received his legal education by reading law.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Moody was nominated by President Theodore Roosevelt on December 3, 1906 to fill a seat vacated by Justice Henry Billings Brown (U.S. Supreme Court). He was confirmed by the Senate on December 12, 1906, and received commission that same day. Moody resigned on November 19, 1910.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice Joseph Rucker Lamar.

See also

External links

  • Biography from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Henry Billings Brown (U.S. Supreme Court)
Supreme Court
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Joseph Rucker Lamar