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Name Underwood, John Curtiss
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Underwood, John Curtiss
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Underwood, John Curtiss
Born March 14, 1809, in Litchfield, NY
Died December 7, 1873, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Received a recess appointment from Abraham Lincoln on March 27, 1863, to a seat vacated by James D. Halyburton; nominated to the same position by Abraham Lincoln on January 5, 1864. Confirmed by the Senate on January 25, 1864, and received commission on January 25, 1864. Service terminated on June 11, 1864, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Virginia
Reassigned on June 11, 1864, to a new seat authorized by 13 Stat. 124. Service terminated on February 3, 1871, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Reassigned on February 3, 1871, to a new seat authorized by 16 Stat. 403. Service terminated on December 7, 1873, due to death.

Education:
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Hamilton College, 1832

Professional Career:
Private practice, Herkimer County, New York, -ca. 1839
Private practice, ca. 1839-1856
Secretary, Emigrant Aid and Homestead Society, 1856-1861
Fifth auditor, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1861-1863

U.S. senator-elect from Virginia (not seated), 1865

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