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The Honorable Ernest Albert Snow
Class of: 1896

Source: Portrait from the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society website

 
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Ernest A. Snow served as a Michigan Supreme Court justice from 1926 through 1927.
 
Ernest A. Snow was born on April 17, 1876, in Hanover, Michigan, the only son of Eugene and Julia Snow. The family moved to Saginaw while Ernest was still young, and he was educated through high school in the public schools of that city. He attended the University of Michigan for three years and graduated with the law class of 1896. In that same year, he was admitted to the Michigan Bar and began the practice of law with his father.
The firm of Snow and Snow prospered and enjoyed "a high reputation for successful prosecution of legal suits and as counsellors at law." In 1902 Snow was elected Judge of the Recorder's Court, and from 1907 to 1908 he served as a member of the Constitutional Convention. In 1917, he became a member of the Saginaw Circuit Bench (Tenth Circuit) and was re-elected in 1923 without opposition. On January 1, 1926, Governor Alex Groesbeck appointed Snow to the Michigan Supreme Court. He served the people of the state for only 22 months before his untimely death on October 20, 1927, at the age of 52.
 
At the time of his death, Snow was already considered a brilliant lawyer and an outstanding judge. Justice George M. Clark said, "In his work on both the Circuit Bench and this Bench he was able, courageous, energetic, intent upon knowing the law and in applying it devotedly in all cases."
 
In his short time on the Michigan Supreme Court, Judge Snow authored opinions in volumes 233 through 240 of the Michigan Reports. (Biography compiled by Ann Lucas. Serials Librarian of Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 1998.)
 
--  From the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society website
 
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Adams, Joseph Marion
Aldrich, Nathan Gilbert
Alexander, Clay Hayward
Anderson, William Brown
Anderson, William Hamilton
Apmadoc, William Tudor
Archer, John Benjamin
Armstrong, James Dell
Arnold, John W.
Awrey, Charles Wesley Calvin
Bacorn, Frederick Winans
Baldwin, Clarke Edward
Baldwin, James Stewart
Ballenger, Frank Warren
Barnes, Henry Winslow
Barnett, Robert Meador
Barrett, Oliver Rogers
Bates, Octavia Williams
Beale, Charles Grant
Beckwith, Luther Gilbert
Benner, Thomas McCurdy
Bessie, Daniel Nathaniel
Bigger, William Stockton
Binford, Eugene Beasley
Blakely, Elbert Follett
Block, Edmund
Bloomfield, Arthur Collier
Bloomingston, John Albert
Blum, Philip
Bond, Ninian Ulysses
Boreman, Kenner Seaton
Bradley, Clarence Leslie
Bradley, James Congdell Farge
Brooks, Charles Le Mont
Brooks, John Birt
Brower, Charles Herman
Brown, J. Earle
Bullen, Ernest Labon
Bump, Franklin Elisha
Butler, Thomas Jefferson
Butzel, Leo Martin
Cadwallader, William Charles
Campbell, Luther Eugene
Canine, Fred Littleton
Carney, Claude Silas
Carter, Charles Edwin
Carveth, William
Cary, Charles Rowland
Chambers, William Rock
Chandler, Martin Samuel
Chapman, George Albert
Chedester, Hugh Crawford
Cheever, Dwight Bissell
Clark, Dell Walton
Clementson, George Halbash
Coffield, Harry Burnham
Compton, Charles Albert
Conlin, Henry Arnold
Conner, Henry William
Conry, Michael Francis
Cook, Clayton Thurston
Cook, Wirt Arthur
Coombs, Edwin Scott
Covert, Roy J.
Crapser, John Coleman
Cross, Orien S.
Crow, Harry Knox
Davies, John Cobaugh
De, Selm Arthur Wilkins
Deahl, Benjamin Franklin
Denby, Edwin
Dice, Courtney W.
Dillon, David Leo
Distler, William Paul
Dodsley, William Frederick
Doerr, Harry
Donovan, Clarence Vincent
Drew, Walter Wendell
Dunning, Albert Eusebius
Eggleston, Halbert Myron
Ely, Lewis Benjamin
Evans, Harry Oliver
Everett, Fred Ross
Ewing, David Shelby
Farrah, Albert John
Ferry, Edward Stewart
Flowers, Norman
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Foster, Charles Woodworth
Fox, Frank Davis
Fritshaw, Chester
Frost, Ephraim
Gage, Benjamin Andrew
Gaston, Fred Howard
Gilland, Frank Gilman
Glascock, David Moore
Goodwin, Clayton Spencer
Gosnell, Joseph Henry
Green, Jesse Howard
Gridley, Charles A.
Guthrie, Warren W.
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Haley, Ralph D.
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Hall, Forrest Maynard
Hall, Roy Faris
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Hardy, Arthur Killiam
Harper, Francis Alexander
Harrington, Edmund Rice
Harrington, John Truesdale
Harris, Artemas Everett
Harris, Lawrence Thomas
Hart, John Wilson
Hathaway, Berton Eugene
Hay, Harry Gurley
Heffernan, John Longsworth
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Hollister, John Willis
Holzheimer, Franklin Hiram
Hopkins, Alvah Stanton
Huber, Harry Theodore
Huff, Harry Milton
Hughes, Daniel Reese
Hughes, James Torrence
Hughes, Kent Worley
Hunker, Frederick Dominick
Hunt, Alfred Hatch
Huseman, Albert August
Hutchison, Robert E.
Ingraham, Fred Lewis
Jackson, Howard Alfred
Jackson, Logan Forrest
Jarman, Albert Hutchinson
Jewell, John Franklin
Johnston, Lynn Myrton
Jones, Clarence Allen
Jones, Joseph Dan
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Kelly, Clarence Clay
Kelly, George Hamilton
Kelly, George Patterson
Kelly, William Henry
Kennedy, James Daniel
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Kerr, William Wallace
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Knapp, Bradford
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Kulp, Francis Asbury
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Latting, Raymond Arthur
Lawton, Swaby Latham
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Lindley, Erasmus Christopher
Longwell, Charles Elihu
Lorie, Jacob Lingard
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Mannhardt, William
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Meeker, Glenn Hanford
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Miller, Stephen Ivan
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Moore, John Robert
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Neville, Elmer James
Nicol, Henry Glover
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O'Neill, Charles Marvin
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Randolph, Frank
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Reeder, Thomas Benton
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Rice, Alfred
Riford, Ira Wells
Rinehart, Arthur W.
Rose, Herbert Norman
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Rosenbaum, Menz Israel
Royal, Lewis Eldoras
Rubin, William Benjamin
Ryan, Pierce Howard
Ryker, Elmer Guy
Sabin, Leland Howard
Saint, Harry Young
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Sauer, J. Casper
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Savidge, Benjamin Newton
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Sharp, Howard Melvin
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Short, Alfred Lee
Short, Joseph Hudson
Simons, William Henry
Skillman, James Robert
Smalley, James Leonard
Smith, Crapo C.
Smith, Newton Jasper
Smith, Spurgeon Reece
Snow, Ernest Albert
Spaulding, Oliver Lyman
Spear, Edward Everett
Spill, William Ambrose
Stalder, Harry Guy
Starkweather, Weed Thorington
Stein, Fred Carl Henry
Stephens, John Harris
Stewart, Lewis Edson
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Wende, Henry Hermann
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