History of the Federal Judiciary

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Bee, Thomas
Born 1739 in Charleston, SC
Died February 18, 1812, in Pendleton, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Nominated by George Washington on June 11, 1790, to a seat vacated by William Drayton. Confirmed by the Senate on June 14, 1790, and received commission on June 14, 1790. Service terminated on February 18, 1812, due to death.

University of Oxford
Read law, 1761

Professional Career:
Private practice, Charleston, South Carolina, 1761-1762, 1765-1769, 1769-1772, 1782-1786
Member, South Carolina Commons House of Assembly, 1762-1765, 1772-1776
Member, South Carolina General Assembly, 1776-1778
State representative, South Carolina, 1778-1779, 1781-1782, 1786-1788; speaker, January-February, 1779
Commissioner for stamping and issuing paper bills of credit, Charleston, South Carolina, 1769
Lieutenant governor, South Carolina, 1780
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1780-1781
State senator, South Carolina, 1788-1790

Nominated to be chief judge of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Fifth Circuit, February 21, 1801; confirmed, February 24, 1801; declined appointment
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