History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Hill, Robert Andrews
Born March 25, 1811, in Iredell County, NC
Died July 2, 1900, in Oxford, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
Nominated by Andrew Johnson on March 27, 1866, to a seat vacated by Samuel J. Gholson. Confirmed by the Senate on May 1, 1866, and received commission on May 1, 1866. Service terminated on August 1, 1891, due to retirement.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
Nominated by Andrew Johnson on March 27, 1866, to a seat vacated by Samuel J. Gholson. Confirmed by the Senate on May 1, 1866, and received commission on May 1, 1866. Service terminated on August 1, 1891, due to retirement.

Education:
Read law, 1844

Professional Career:
Constable, Williamson County, Tennessee, 1864-1836
Justice of the peace, Williamson County, Tennessee, 1836-1844
Private practice, Waynesboro, Tennessee, 1844-1847
State district attorney general, Waynesboro, Tennessee, 1847-1855
Private practice, Jacinto, Mississippi, 1855-1858
Judge, Probate Court of Tishomingo County [Mississippi], 1858-1865
District chancellor, Mississippi, 1865-1866
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