History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Humphreys, West Hughes
Born August 26, 1806, in Montgomery County, TN
Died October 16, 1882, in Nashville, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Nominated by Franklin Pierce on March 24, 1853, to a seat vacated by Morgan W. Brown. Confirmed by the Senate on March 26, 1853, and received commission on March 26, 1853. Service terminated on June 26, 1862, due to impeachment and conviction.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by Franklin Pierce on March 24, 1853, to a seat vacated by Morgan W. Brown. Confirmed by the Senate on March 26, 1853, and received commission on March 26, 1853. Service terminated on June 26, 1862, due to impeachment and conviction.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Nominated by Franklin Pierce on March 24, 1853, to a seat vacated by Morgan W. Brown. Confirmed by the Senate on March 26, 1853, and received commission on March 26, 1853. Service terminated on June 26, 1862, due to impeachment and conviction.

Education:
Transylvania University Law Department
Read law, 1828

Professional Career:
Private practice, Clarksville, Tennessee, 1828-1829
Private practice, Somerville, Tennessee, 1829-1839
State representative, Tennessee, 1835-1838
Attorney general, State of Tennessee, 1839-1851
Reporter, Tennessee Supreme Court, 1839-1851
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1851-1853, 1866-1882
Judge, Confederate District Court, District of Tennessee, 1861-1865
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