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Name Barr, John Watson
City Louisville
State KY
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born December 17, 1826, in Versailles, KY
Died December 31, 1907, in Louisville, KY

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born December 17, 1826, in Versailles, KY
Died December 31, 1907, in Louisville, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Kentucky
Nominated by Rutherford B. Hayes on April 9, 1880, to a seat vacated by William H. Hays. Confirmed by the Senate on April 16, 1880, and received commission on April 16, 1880. Service terminated on February 21, 1899, due to retirement.

Education:
Transylvania University Law Department, 1847

Professional Career:

Private practice, Versailles, Kentucky, 1847-1854
Private practice, Louisville, Kentucky, 1854-1864, 1864-1880, 1899-1900
U.S. Army, 1861-1864


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