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Name Woolson, John Simson
City Des Moines
State IA
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 6, 1840, in Tonawanda, NY
Died December 4, 1899, in Des Moines, IA

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

Born December 6, 1840, in Tonawanda, NY
Died December 4, 1899, in Des Moines, IA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
Received a recess appointment from Benjamin Harrison on August 14, 1891, to a seat vacated by James M. Love; nominated to the same position by Benjamin Harrison on December 10, 1891. Confirmed by the Senate on January 11, 1892, and received commission on January 11, 1892. Service terminated on December 4, 1899, due to death.

Education:
Wesleyan University, A.B., 1860
Wesleyan University, A.M., 1863
Read law, 1866

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy assistant paymaster, 1862-1865
Private practice, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, 1866-1891
State senator, Iowa, 1876-1881, 1885-1891


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