Horace Harmon Lurton
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Lurton, Horace Harmon(1844–1914) Supreme Court justice; born in Newport, Ky. He taught law at Vanderbilt University (1898–1910) and spent many years as a judge, including seventeen years in the U.S. court of appeals, sixth circuit. President Taft named him to the U.S. Supreme Court (1910–14).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.