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Name Sawyer, Lorenzo
City Sacramento
State CA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Sawyer, Lorenzo
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Sawyer, Lorenzo
Born May 23, 1820, in Jefferson County, NY
Died September 7, 1891, in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on December 8, 1869, to a new seat authorized by 16 Stat. 44. Confirmed by the Senate on January 10, 1870, and received commission on January 10, 1870. Service terminated on September 7, 1891, due to death.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Assigned on June 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Service terminated on September 7, 1891, due to death.

Education:
Western Reserve College (now Case Western Reserve University)
Read law, 1846

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1846-1848
Private practice, Jefferson, Wisconsin, 1848-1850
Private practice, Sacramento, California, 1850
Private practice, Nevada City and San Francisco, California, 1850-1861
City attorney, San Francisco, California, 1854-
Private practice, San Francisco, California, and Virginia City, Nevada, 1861-1862
Judge, California District Court, Twelfth Judicial District, 1862-1863
Justice, Supreme Court of California, 1863-1869; chief justice, 1868-1869

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