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Name Longyear, John Wesley
City Lansing
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 October 22, 1820, in Shandaken, NY
Died March 10, 1875, in Detroit, MI

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

Born October 22, 1820, in Shandaken, NY
Died March 10, 1875, in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on February 7, 1870, to a seat vacated by Ross Wilkins. Confirmed by the Senate on February 18, 1870, and received commission on February 18, 1870. Service terminated on March 10, 1875, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1846

Professional Career:

Private practice, Mason, Michigan, 1846-1847
Private practice, Lansing, Michigan, 1847-1870
U.S. representative from Michigan, 1863-1867


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