History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Jackson, Howell Edmunds
Born April 8, 1832, in Paris, TN
Died August 8, 1895, in West Meade, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Grover Cleveland on April 12, 1886, to a seat vacated by John Baxter. Confirmed by the Senate on April 12, 1886, and received commission on April 12, 1886. Service terminated on March 4, 1893, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Assigned on June 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Service terminated on March 4, 1893, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on February 2, 1893, to a seat vacated by Lucius Q. C. Lamar. Confirmed by the Senate on February 18, 1893, and received commission on February 18, 1893. Service terminated on August 8, 1895, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fifth Circuit, March 13, 1893-April 1, 1894
Sixth Circuit, April 2, 1894-August 8, 1895

Education:
University of Virginia
West Tennessee College (now Union University, Jackson, Tennessee), A.B., 1849
Cumberland School of Law, LL.B., 1856

Professional Career:
Private practice, Jackson, Tennessee, 1856-1858, 1874-1880
Private practice, Memphis, Tennessee, 1855-1861, 1865-1874
Receiver of alien property, West Tennessee, Confederate States of America, 1861-1864
Special judge, Court of Arbitration for Western Tennessee, 1875-1877
State representative, Tennessee, 1880-1881
U.S. senator from Tennessee, 1881-1886
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