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Horace Harmon Lurton

Horace Harmon Lurton, American jurist.

Background

  • Lurton, Horace Harmon was born in 1844 in Newport, Kentucky, United States. Son of Lycurgus L. and Sarah (Harmon) Lurton.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools, Douglas and Cumberland universities. Served 3 years in C.S.A. L.B., Cumberland U., Tennessee, 1867.

      (Doctor of Civil Law, University of the South, 1899. Doctor of Laws, University of Pennsylvania, 1912). Admitted to bar, 1867.

    Career

    • Chancellor 6th Division, Tennessee, 1875-1878. Justice Supreme Court of the Tennessee, 1886-1893 (chief justice, January-April 1893). United States circuit judge, 6th Judicial Circuit, 1893-1910.

      Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, January 3, since 1910. Professor constitutional law, 1898-1910, and dean law department, 1905-1910, Vanderbilt University Home: Nashville, Tenn.

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    • Married Frances Owen, September 1867.
    • father: Lycurgus L. Lurton
    • mother: Sarah (Harmon) Lurton
    • spouse: Frances Owen
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    Died July 12, 1914
    (aged 70)
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