History of the Federal Judiciary


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Hicks, Xenophon
Born May 2, 1872, in Clinton, TN
Died November 2, 1952

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by Warren G. Harding on February 28, 1923, to a seat vacated by Edward T. Sanford. Confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1923, and received commission on March 2, 1923. Service terminated on May 23, 1928, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Nominated by Warren G. Harding on February 28, 1923, to a seat vacated by Edward T. Sanford. Confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1923, and received commission on March 2, 1923. Service terminated on May 23, 1928, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Calvin Coolidge on May 19, 1928, to a new seat authorized by 45 Stat. 492. Confirmed by the Senate on May 23, 1928, and received commission on May 23, 1928. Served as chief judge, 1948-1952. Assumed senior status on March 1, 1952. Service terminated on November 2, 1952, due to death.

Education:
U.S. Grant University (now Tennessee Wesleyan College), A.B., 1891
Cumberland School of Law, LL.B., 1892

Professional Career:
Private practice, Clinton, Tennessee, 1892-1898
City attorney, Clinton, Tennessee, 1892-1893
County attorney, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1894-1896
U.S. Army, 1898
Alderman/mayor, Clinton, Tennessee
State senator, Tennessee, 1911
Assistant attorney general, Second Judicial Circuit, State of Tennessee, 1911-1913
Judge, Tennessee Criminal and Law Court, Second Judicial Circuit, 1913-1918
Judge, Tennessee Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, 1918-1923

 

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