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Name Knappen, Loyal Edwin
City Grand Rapids
State MI
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 January 27, 1854, in Hastings, MI
Died May 14, 1930, in Grand Rapids, MI

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

Born January 27, 1854, in Hastings, MI
Died May 14, 1930, in Grand Rapids, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 3, 1906, to a seat vacated by George P. Wanty. Confirmed by the Senate on December 10, 1906, and received commission on December 10, 1906. Service terminated on February 8, 1910, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by William H. Taft on January 17, 1910, to a seat vacated by Horace Harmon Lurton. Confirmed by the Senate on January 31, 1910, and received commission on January 31, 1910. Service terminated on December 31, 1911, due to abolition of the court.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by William H. Taft on January 17, 1910, to a seat vacated by Horace Harmon Lurton. Confirmed by the Senate on January 31, 1910, and received commission on January 31, 1910. Assumed senior status on April 15, 1924. Service terminated on May 14, 1930, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Commissioner, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 1880-1888

Education:
University of Michigan, B.A., 1873
Read law, 1875
University of Michigan, M.A., 1876

Professional Career:

Private practice, Hastings, Michigan, 1875-1888
Prosecutor, Barry County, Michigan, 1879-1883
Private practice, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1888-1906
Member, Conference of Senior Circuit Judges (now Judicial Conference of the United States), 1922-1923


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