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Name Withey, Solomon Lewis
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 April 21, 1820, in St. Albans Point, VT
Died April 25, 1886, in San Diego, CA

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

Born April 21, 1820, in St. Albans Point, VT
Died April 25, 1886, in San Diego, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on March 10, 1863, to a new seat authorized by 12 Stat. 660. Confirmed by the Senate on March 11, 1863, and received commission on March 11, 1863. Service terminated on April 25, 1886, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1843

Professional Career:

Private practice, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1843-1863
Judge, Kent County [Michigan] Probate Court, 1848-1852
State senator, Michigan, 1861-1863

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, February 26, 1863; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit, December 17, 1869; confirmed, December 22, 1869; declined appointment


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