John Lowell

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John Lowell
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Court Information:
United States Circuit Courts for the First Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Rutherford B. Hayes
Active:   12/18/1878 - 5/1/1884
Preceded by:   George Foster Shepley
Succeeded by:   LeBaron Bradford Colt
Past post:   District of Massachusetts
Past term:   1865 - 1879
Past position:   Seat #1
Personal History
Born:   October 18, 1824
Hometown:   Boston, MA
Deceased:   May 14, 1897
Undergraduate:   Harvard, A.B., 1843
Law School:   Harvard Law, LL.B., 1845
John Lowell (1824-1897) was a federal judge on the United States Circuit Courts for the First Circuit, which would later become the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit , and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He joined the First Circuit in 1878 after an appointment from Rutherford B. Hayes. He joined the District of Massachusetts in 1865 after an appointment from Abraham Lincoln. At the time of appointment, he was a private practice attorney in Boston, MA. He resigned on May 1, 1884.[1]

Early life and education

  • Harvard College, A.B., 1843
  • Harvard College, LL.B., 1845[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1846-1865
  • Editor, Monthly Law Reporter, 1856-1860
  • Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1884-1897[1]

Judicial career

First Circuit

Lowell was nominated to the United States Circuit Courts for the First Circuit by President Rutherford B. Hayes on December 16, 1878 to a seat vacated by George Foster Shepley . He was confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 1878, and received commission that same day. He served on this court until May 1, 1884 when he resigned. Lowell was succeeded in this position by LeBaron Bradford Colt.[1]

District of Massachusetts

Lowell was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts by President Abraham Lincoln on March 11, 1865 to a seat vacated by Peleg Sprague. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 11, 1865, and received commission that same day. He served on this court until January 9, 1879 when he was elevated to the First Circuit. Lowell was succeeded in this position by Thomas Leverett Nelson.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Peleg Sprague
District of Massachusetts
1865–1879
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Thomas Leverett Nelson
Preceded by:
George Foster Shepley
First Circuit
1878–1884
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
LeBaron Bradford Colt




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