History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Holman, Jesse Lynch
Born October 24, 1784, near Danville, KY
Died March 18, 1842, in Aurora, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Indiana
Received a recess appointment from Andrew Jackson on September 16, 1835, to a seat vacated by Benjamin Parke; nominated to the same position by Andrew Jackson on March 21, 1836. Confirmed by the Senate on March 29, 1836, and received commission on March 29, 1836. Service terminated on March 14, 1842, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1805

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pointe William, Kentucky, 1805-1811
Private practice, Aurora, Indiana Territory, 1811-1835
District attorney, Dearborn County, Indiana Territory, 1811
Territorial representative, Indiana Territory, 1814
President, Indiana Territorial Council, 1814
Judge, Circuit Court of Indiana Territory, 1814-1816; Second Judicial Circuit, 1814-1816; Third Judicial Circuit, 1816
Judge, Indiana Supreme Court, 1816-1830
Superintendent of schools, Dearborn County, Indiana, 1830-1834
Candidate for U.S. Senate from Indiana, 1831

Research Collections
Bibliography

 

Submit Questions About Judicial History