History of the Federal Judiciary


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Adams, George
Born August 1, 1784, in Lynchburg, VA
Died August 14, 1844, in Jackson, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Mississippi
Nominated by Andrew Jackson on January 12, 1836, to a seat vacated by Powhatan Ellis. Confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 1836, and received commission on January 20, 1836. Service terminated on June 18, 1838, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
Reassigned on June 18, 1838, to a new seat authorized by 5 Stat. 247. Service terminated on September 30, 1838, due to resignation.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
Reassigned on June 18, 1838, to a new seat authorized by 5 Stat. 247. Service terminated on September 30, 1838, due to resignation.

Education:
Read law, 1810

Professional Career:
Private practice, Frankfort, Kentucky, 1810-1825
State representative, Kentucky, 1810-1811, 1814
Private practice, Natchez, Mississippi, 1825-1827, 1829-1830
Attorney general, State of Mississippi, 1828-1829
U.S. attorney for the District of Mississippi, 1830-1836
Private practice, Jackson, Mississippi, 1838-1844
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