History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Lee, Thomas
Born December 1, 1769, in Charleston, SC
Died October 24, 1839, in Charleston, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Nominated by James Monroe on February 7, 1823, to a seat vacated by John Drayton. Confirmed by the Senate on February 17, 1823, and received commission on February 17, 1823. Service terminated on October 24, 1839, due to death.

Read law, 1790

Professional Career:
Private practice, Charleston, South Carolina, 1790-1791, 1817-1823
Associate judge, South Carolina Courts of Common Pleas and General Sessions, 1791-1792
Solicitor, Southern Judicial Circuit, South Carolina, 1792-1794
Solicitor general, State of South Carolina, 1794-1798
State representative, South Carolina, 1796-1804, 1822
Cashier, South Carolina House of Representatives, 1798
Clerk, South Carolina House of Representatives, 1798, 1800, 1802
Comptroller, State of South Carolina, 1804-1816
President, Bank of South Carolina, 1817-1839


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