Owen J. Roberts

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Sunday, May 2, 1875
Tuesday, May 17, 1955
Childhood Location 
Childhood Surroundings 
Associate Justice
Nominated By 
Commissioned on 
Tuesday, May 20, 1930
Sworn In 
Monday, June 2, 1930
Left Office 
Tuesday, July 31, 1945
Reason For Leaving 
Length of Service 
15 years, 1 month, 29 days
Owen J. Roberts
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Owen Roberts graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania in 1895. Three years later he began a prosperous private law practice in Philadephia after completing his legal eduation at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Roberts was a replacement nominee to the Supreme Court. His name was sent to the Senate after the defeat of John J. Parker's nomination in May 1930.

Roberts returned to the University of Pennsylania following his retirement from the Court. Roberts taught and served as dean.

Clerk Law Schoolsort icon Terms Clerked
William R. Loney 1930
Albert J. Schneider 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939

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