History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Hopkins, James Campbell
Born April 27, 1819, in Pawlet, VT
Died September 3, 1877, in Madison, WI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on July 9, 1870, to a new seat authorized by 16 Stat. 171. Confirmed by the Senate on July 9, 1870, and received commission on July 9, 1870. Service terminated on September 3, 1877, due to death.

Read law, 1845

Professional Career:
Private practice, Granville, New York, 1845-1853
Postmaster, Granville, New York, 1850-1855
State senator, New York, 1853-1855
Private practice, Madison, Wisconsin, 1856-1870
Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1876-1877

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, July 1, 1870; no Senate vote


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