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Name Severens, Henry Franklin
City Kalamazoo
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 May 11, 1835, in Rockingham, VT
Died June 8, 1923, in Kalamazoo, MI

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

Born May 11, 1835, in Rockingham, VT
Died June 8, 1923, in Kalamazoo, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Nominated by Grover Cleveland on May 14, 1886, to a seat vacated by Solomon Lewis Withey. Confirmed by the Senate on May 25, 1886, and received commission on May 25, 1886. Service terminated on March 16, 1900, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by William McKinley on February 6, 1900, to a seat vacated by William Howard Taft. Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1900, and received commission on February 20, 1900. Service terminated on October 3, 1911, due to resignation.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by William McKinley on February 6, 1900, to a seat vacated by William Howard Taft. Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1900, and received commission on February 20, 1900. Service terminated on October 3, 1911, due to resignation.

Education:
Middlebury College, A.B., 1857
Read law, 1859

Professional Career:

Private practice, Three Rivers, Michigan, 1860-1861
Prosecutor, St. Joseph County, Michigan, 1861-1864
Private practice, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1865-1886
Land developer, Allegan County, Michigan


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