List of federal judges appointed by Ulysses S. Grant

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Following is a list of all Article III United States federal judges appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant during his presidency.[1] In total Grant appointed 46 Article III federal judges, making him the first President to appoint more federal judges than George Washington. Grant's appointments included 4 Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States, 10 judges to the United States circuit courts, and 32 judges to the United States district courts. Grant also appointed Edwin M. Stanton to the Supreme Court in 1869; Stanton was confirmed and his commission was issued, but died before he could accept his commission and take his seat.

Grant appointed 2 judges to the United States Court of Claims, an Article I tribunal.

United States Supreme Court Justices

# Justice Seat State Former Justice Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began
active service
Ended
active service
1 William Strong 3 Pennsylvania Robert Cooper Grier February 7, 1870 February 18, 1870 February 18, 1870 December 14, 1880
2 Joseph P. Bradley 10 New Jersey Seat established February 7, 1870 March 21, 1870 March 21, 1870 January 22, 1892
3 Ward Hunt 1 New York Samuel Nelson December 3, 1872 December 11, 1872 December 11, 1872 January 27, 1882
4 Morrison Waite Chief Connecticut Salmon P. Chase January 19, 1874 January 21, 1874 January 21, 1874 March 23, 1888

Circuit Courts

# Judge Circuit Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
1 John Forrest Dillon Eighth December 9, 1869 December 22, 1869 December 22, 1869 September 1, 1879
2 Thomas Drummond Seventh December 8, 1869 December 22, 1869 December 22, 1869 July 18, 1884
3 William McKennan Third December 8, 1869 December 22, 1869 December 22, 1869 January 3, 1891
4 George Foster Shepley First December 8, 1869 December 22, 1869 December 22, 1869 July 20, 1878
5 Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff Second December 8, 1869 December 22, 1869 December 22, 1869 September 10, 1875
6 William Burnham Woods Fifth December 8, 1869 December 22, 1869 December 22, 1869 December 23, 1880[2]
7 Lorenzo Sawyer Ninth December 8, 1869 January 10, 1870 January 10, 1870[3] September 7, 1891
8 Halmor Hull Emmons Sixth January 10, 1870 January 17, 1870 January 17, 1870 May 14, 1877
9 Hugh Lennox Bond Fourth April 6, 1870 July 13, 1870 July 13, 1870[3] October 24, 1893
10 Alexander S. Johnson Second December 15, 1875 December 15, 1875 October 25, 1875[4] January 26, 1878

District Courts

# Judge Court
[Note 1]
Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
1 Walter Q. Gresham D. Ind. December 6, 1869 December 21, 1869 September 1, 1869[5] April 9, 1883
2 John Power Knowles D.R.I. December 6, 1869 January 24, 1870 October 9, 1869[6] March 21, 1881
3 Edgar Winters Hillyer D. Nev. December 15, 1869 December 21, 1869 December 21, 1869 May 10, 1882
4 Henry Williams Blodgett N.D. Ill. January 10, 1870 January 11, 1870 January 11, 1870 December 5, 1892
5 John W. Longyear E.D. Mich. February 7, 1870 February 18, 1870 February 18, 1870 March 10, 1875
6 John T. Nixon D.N.J. April 28, 1870 April 29, 1870 April 28, 1870 September 28, 1889
7 David Campbell Humphreys D.D.C. April 22, 1870 May 10, 1870 May 13, 1870 July 12, 1879
8 James C. Hopkins W.D. Wis. July 9, 1870 July 9, 1870 July 9, 1870 September 3, 1877
9 Arthur MacArthur Sr. D.D.C. July 15, 1870 July 15, 1870 July 15, 1870 April 1, 1887
10 Joel C. C. Winch E.D. Tex. December 15, 1870 October 11, 1870[7] March 3, 1871
11 John McKinney S.D. Fla. December 7, 1870 February 18, 1871 November 8, 1870[8] October 12, 1871
12 Alexander Rives W.D. Va. February 3, 1871 February 6, 1871 February 6, 1871 August 1, 1882
13 William Story W.D. Ark. March 3, 1871 March 3, 1871 March 3, 1871 June 17, 1874
14 Philip Bergen Swing S.D. Ohio March 29, 1871 March 30, 1871 March 30, 1871 October 31, 1882
15 Edward Green Bradford D. Del. December 11, 1871 December 12, 1871 December 12, 1871 January 16, 1884
16 James William Locke S.D. Fla. January 15, 1872 February 1, 1872 February 1, 1872 July 4, 1912
17 Amos Morrill E.D. Tex. January 18, 1872 February 5, 1872 February 5, 1872 October 18, 1883
18 Robert P. Dick W.D.N.C. June 7, 1872 June 7, 1872 June 7, 1872 July 6, 1898
19 Nathaniel Shipman D. Conn. December 2, 1873 December 8, 1873 April 16, 1873[9] March 22, 1892[10]
20 Martin Welker N.D. Ohio December 2, 1873 December 8, 1873 November 25, 1873[9] June 1, 1889
21 James Henry Howe E.D. Wis. December 9, 1873 December 11, 1873 December 11, 1873 January 1, 1875
22 Robert William Hughes E.D. Va. December 15, 1873 January 14, 1874 January 14, 1874 February 22, 1898
23 Cassius Gaius Foster D. Kan. March 9, 1874 March 10, 1874 March 10, 1874 February 28, 1899
24 William James Wallace N.D.N.Y. April 2, 1874 April 7, 1874 April 7, 1874 April 25, 1882[11]
25 Charles E. Dyer E.D. Wis. February 10, 1875 February 10, 1875 February 10, 1875 May 18, 1888
26 John Bruce M.D. Ala.
N.D. Ala.
S.D. Ala.
February 23, 1875 February 27, 1875 February 27, 1875 October 1, 1901
October 1, 1901
August 2, 1886[12]
27 Henry Billings Brown E.D. Mich. March 17, 1875 March 19, 1875 March 19, 1875 December 30, 1890[13]
28 Isaac Parker W.D. Ark. March 18, 1875 March 19, 1875 March 19, 1875 November 17, 1896
29 Edward Coke Billings D. La. January 10, 1876 February 10, 1876 February 10, 1876 March 3, 1881[14]
30 Winthrop Welles Ketcham W.D. Pa. June 7, 1876 June 26, 1876 June 26, 1876 December 6, 1879
31 Moses Hallett D. Colo. January 9, 1877 January 12, 1877 January 12, 1877 April 7, 1906
32 Thomas Settle N.D. Fla. January 26, 1877 January 30, 1877 January 30, 1877 December 1, 1888

Specialty courts (Article I)

United States Court of Claims

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
1 Charles D. Drake December 12, 1870 December 12, 1870 December 12, 1870 December 12, 1885
2 William Adams Richardson June 1, 1874 June 2, 1874 June 2, 1874 January 20, 1885[15]

Notes

References

General
  • "Judges of the United States Courts". Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Federal Judicial Center. Archived from the original on 2016-07-30. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
Specific
  1. ^ All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Elevated
  3. ^ a b Reassigned by operation of law to serve on both the United States circuit court and the corresponding United States Court of Appeals on June 16, 1891.
  4. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1875, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 15, 1875, and received commission on December 15, 1875.
  5. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1869, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 21, 1869, and received commission on December 21, 1869.
  6. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 6, 1869, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 24, 1870, and received commission on January 24, 1870.
  7. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1870, but the United States Senate did not confirm the appointment.
  8. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 7, 1870, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 18, 1871, and received commission on February 18, 1871.
  9. ^ a b Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 2, 1873, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 8, 1873, and received commission on December 8, 1873.
  10. ^ Elevated
  11. ^ Elevated
  12. ^ On August 2, 1886, Bruce's service on the Southern District of Alabama was terminated; he continued to sit on the Northern and Middle Districts.
  13. ^ Elevated
  14. ^ Reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on March 3, 1881.
  15. ^ Laterally appointed Chief Justice of the same court on January 20, 1885.

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