Lurton, Horace H. (Horace Harmon), 1844-1914

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Lurton served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, practiced law in Tennessee (1867-1886), was a justice on the Supreme Court of Tennessee(1886-1893), a judge for the U.S. Court of appeals for the 6th circuit (1893-1909), and an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1910-1914).

From the description of Letter to Edgar A. Bancroft, 8 June 1895. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339372

Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

From the description of Horace H. Lurton papers, 1860-1915 (bulk 1893-1915). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80699206

Biographical Note

  • 1844: Born, Newport, Ky.
  • 1862 - 1865 : Served in Confederate Army, Tennessee infantry
  • 1867: LL.B., Cumberland University
  • 1867 - 1886 : Practiced law, Clarksville, Tenn.
  • 1886 - 1893 : Justice, supreme court of Tennessee
  • 1893: Chief justice, supreme court of Tennessee
  • 1893 - 1909 : United States circuit judge
  • 1905 - 1909 : Dean, law department, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
  • 1909 - 1914 : Associate justice, United States Supreme Court
  • 1914: Died, Atlantic City, N.J.

From the guide to the Horace H. Lurton Papers, 1860-1915, (bulk 1893-1915), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Allen, A. W. B. person
associatedWith Bancroft, Edgar A., person
associatedWith Bridgeford & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Bridgeford & Company (Louisville, Ky.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Day, William R. (William Rufus), 1849-1923 person
associatedWith Finlay, Robert. person
correspondedWith Harlan, John Marshall, 1833-1911 person
associatedWith Johnson Island Prison. corporateBody
correspondedWith Lamar, Joseph Rucker, 1857-1916 person
correspondedWith Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
correspondedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937 person
associatedWith Severens, Henry F., 1835-1923. person
correspondedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 person
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago (1857-1886) corporateBody
correspondedWith Walker, Albert Henry, 1844-1915. person
correspondedWith White, Edward Douglass, 1845-1921 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Camp Chase (Ohio)
United States
United States
Camp Chase (Ohio)
Universities and colleges
Universities and colleges--Illinois--Chicago


Birth 1844-02-26

Death 1914-07-12



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