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. 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
Supreme Court
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Joseph Rucker Lamar