History of the Federal Judiciary


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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.

Education:
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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