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Rufus Hildreth Thayer, American judge. Member bar of Supreme Court of the United States Court, United States Court of Claims, Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Judge advocate general D. of Commerce. National Guard, 1894-1902; member school board, Washington, District of Columbia, 1894-1898.

Background

Thayer, Rufus Hildreth was born on June 29, 1849 in Plymouth, Michigan, United States. Son of Rufus and Hersilora Eliza (Utley) Thayer.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1870, A.M., 1874 (Doctor of Laws, 1911). Bachelor of Laws, Law Department George Washington University, 1874.

Career

William Barnes, of Albany, New York, and g.d. of Thurlow Weed, January 12, 1905. Admitted to bar, Supreme Court, District of Columbia, 1874. Chief law clerk supervising architect’s office, Treasury Department, Washington, 1875-1885.

In practice at Washington, 1885-1909. Judge The United States of America Court for China, January 1, 1909-December 31, 1913.

Membership

Member bar of Supreme Court of the United States Court, United States Court of Claims, Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Judge advocate general D. of Commerce. National Guard, 1894-1902. Member school board, Washington, District of Columbia, 1894-1898.

Connections

Married Harriet Isabella, d.

father:
Rufus Thayer

mother:
Hersilora Eliza (Utley) Thayer

spouse:
Harriet Isabella