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Baxter, John
Born March 5, 1819, in Rutherford County, NC
Died April 2, 1886, in Hot Springs, AR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Rutherford B. Hayes on December 6, 1877, to a seat vacated by Halmer Hull Emmons. Confirmed by the Senate on December 13, 1877, and received commission on December 13, 1877. Service terminated on April 2, 1886, due to death.

Read law, 1841

Professional Career:
Merchant, South Carolina, 1835-1839
Private practice, Rutherford, North Carolina, 1841-1849
Member, North Carolina House of Commons, 1842-1843, 1846-1848, 1852-1857
Private practice, Henderson, North Carolina, 1849-1857
Newspaper publisher, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1862
Private practice, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1857-1877

Nominated to U.S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit, October 25, 1877; no Senate vote
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