Judge John M. Read

On this date in 1874, Judge John M. Read died at his home in Philadephia, PA. John Read was born in Philadelphia on July 21, 1797 just across the street from Independence Hall. Educated at the University of Pennsylvania, he then read the law, and was admitted to the bar in 1818. While in private […]

Justice Pierce Butler

On this date in 1922, Justice Pierce Butler was nominated by President Warren G. Harding as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court for the seat vacated by the retiring Justice William Day (See November 13th entry). Butler was born to immigrant Irish parents in Dakota County, Minnesota on March 17, 1866. He […]

Judge John J. Parker

On this date in 1885, Judge John J. Parker was born in Monroe, North Carolina. After receiving both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Parker went on to practice law in the North Carolina cities of Greensboro, Monroe and Charolette from 1908 to 1922. During this time […]

Justice George Moellring (N.D. Supreme Court)

On this date in 1878, Justice George Moellring of the North Dakota Supreme Court was born in Quincy, Illinois. Raised in Quincy, Illinois, Moellring graduated law school at the tender age 19 fron Chaddock College of Law. Too young to be admitted to the Bar, Moellring went on to receive his LLM from Highland Park […]

Justice William Rufus Day

On this date in 1922, Justice William Rufus Day retired as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Justice Day was born on April 17, 1849 in Ravenna, Ohio. A graduate of the Univesity of Michigan School of Law, Day spent the next couple of decades of his career as a litigator in […]