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Horace Gray
Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   Chester Arthur
Active:   12/20/1881-9/15/1902
Preceded by:   Nathan Clifford
Succeeded by:   Oliver Wendell Holmes
Past post:   Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Past chief:   1873-1881
Past term:   1864-1881
Personal History
Born:   March 24, 1828,
Hometown:   Boston, MA
Deceased:   September 15, 1902
Undergraduate:   Harvard, 1845
Law School:   Harvard Law, 1849
Read law, 1851

Horace Gray (1828-1902) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1881 following a nomination from President Chester Arthur. He served until his death on September 15, 1902. Prior to joining the court, Gray served as the Chief Justice for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.[1]

Gray was one of three justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Arthur, though only two were confirmed. He served during The Waite Court and The Fuller Court.[2]

Early life and education

Gray received a B.A. from Harvard College in 1845 and a LL.B. by Harvard Law School in 1849. He also received legal training by reading law.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Gray was nominated by President Chester Arthur on December 19, 1881 to fill a seat vacated by Justice Nathan Clifford. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 1881, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on September 15, 1902.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Nathan Clifford
Supreme Court
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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