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Justice George W. Woodward

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On this date in 1809, Justice George W. Woodward was born in Bethany, Pennsylvania.  Educated at Geneva Seminary in New York and Wilkes-Barre Academy, Woodward went on to "read the law" and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1830.  He practiced law in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania until he became a presiding state court judge for the fourth judicial district in 1841.  While a state court judge, he was an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S.

Justice David Davis

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On this date in 1877, Justice David Davis resigned his seat as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  Born on March 9, 1815 in Cecil County, Maryland, David attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and graduated law school from Yale University in 1835.  Davis moved to Bloomington, Illiois where he practiced law.  From 1844-45, David also served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives.  In 1848,

Justice Peter Daniel

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On this date in 1841, Peter Daniel was nominated by President Martin Van Buren as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court.  Daniel was born in Stafford County, Virginia to a old, established family.  He attended the College of New Jersey for one year before "reading the law" with Edmund Randolph, who was President George Washington's Secretary of State and Attorney General.  Daniel was admitted to the Virginia Bar

Roscoe Conkling

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On this date in 1882, President Chester A. Arthur nominated Roscoe Conkling to serve as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court for the seat being vacated by Justice Ward Hunt.  Conkling was born on October 30, 1829 in Albany, NY to U.S. Congressman and future federal judge.   After "reading the law" in Utica, N.Y., Conkling was admitted to the New York bar in 1850 and immediately appointed by N.Y.

Justice George Shiras, Jr.

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On this date in 1903, Justice George Shiras, Jr. retired as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court.  Shiras was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1832.  He studied at Ohio University and Yale, where he graduated in 1853.  He briefly studied at Yale Law School before leaving to "read the law" at a law firm in Pittsburgh.  He was admitted to the bar in 1855.  He practiced

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