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Joseph Hubley Ashton, American lawyer.


Ashton, Joseph Hubley was born on March 11, 1836 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Daniel R. and Elizabeth Josiah (Marsh) Ashton.


Graduate University of Pennsylvania, 1854, A.M., 1858. Doctor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1872.


Admitted to Philadelphia bar, October 9, 1858. One of editors The Legal Intelligence, 1860. Assistant United States district attorney, Eastern district of Pennsylvania, 1861-1864.

Assistant attorney general of the United States, 1864-1867, 1868-1869, actg. attorney general, July 1865, July 1868. Agent and counsel of the United States before International Commission under Claims convention with Mexico of July 4, 1868. Professor pleading, practice and evidence, Georgetown University, 1870-1874.

Counsel for Vice-Admiral Porter and Mortar Flotilla in cases of capture by Admiral Farragut’s fleet, New Orleans, May 1862. Counsel for United States under Act of March 3, 1873, in relation to U.P. Railroad Company. Special law delegate to International Sanitary Conference, Washington, 1880.

Counsel for government before Venezuela Claims Commission, 1885. Counsel for Chinese In Supreme Court of the United States Court in cases under Chinese Exclusion laws, 1890-1897. Edited Volumes 9, 10, 11 and 12 of Opinions of Attorneys General of the United States One of founders American Bar Association, 1878.

Home: Washington, Distric.


Married Hannah R. Wake man, October 11, 1864.

Daniel R. Ashton

Elizabeth Josiah (Marsh) Ashton

Hannah R. Wake man