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United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Knowles, John Power

John P Knowles
Born June 13, 1808, in Providence, Rhode Island
Died August 3, 1887, in Providence, Rhode Island

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, United States District Court, District of Rhode Island
Received a recess appointment from Ulysses Grant on October 9, 1869, to a seat vacated by Jonathan R. Bullock; nominated to the same position by Ulysses Grant on December 6, 1869. Confirmed by the Senate on January 24, 1870, and received commission on January 24, 1870. Service terminated on March 21, 1881, due to retirement.

Education:
Brown University, A.B., 1836
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1838

Professional Career:
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1838-1855, 1857-1865, 1867-1869
State representative, Rhode Island, 1855, 1866
Court reporter, Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 1855-1857, 1865-1866
City solicitor, Providence, Rhode Island, 1866-1867

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