George Shiras

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George Shiras
Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Appointed by:   Benjamin Harris
Active:   7/26/1892-2/23/1903
Preceded by:   Joseph Bradley
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   1855-1892
Personal History
Born:   January 26, 1832
Hometown:   Pennsylvania
Deceased:   August 2, 1924

George Shiras, Jr. (1832-1924) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Benjamin Harrison on July 19, 1892. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 26, 1892, and received commission that same day. He retired on February 23, 1903.[1]

Shiras was one of four justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Benjamin Harrison.[2] Shiras served during The Fuller Court.


Shiras received his degree from Yale College in 1853 and his law degree by reading law.[1]

Professional career

Shiras spent his legal career in private practice. From 1855 to 1858, he practiced in Dubuque, Iowa. He spent the rest of his legal career practicing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Joseph Bradley
Supreme Court
Succeeded by:
William Rufus Day