History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Marvin, William
Born April 14, 1808, in Fairfield, NY
Died July 9, 1902, in Skaneateles, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by James K. Polk on March 2, 1847, to a new seat authorized by 9 Stat. 131. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1847, and received commission on March 3, 1847. Service terminated on July 1, 1863, due to resignation.

Education:
Read law, 1834

Professional Career:
Private practice, Phelps, New York, 1834
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida Territory, 1835-1839
Member, Florida Territorial Council, 1837
Delegate, Florida constitutional convention, 1838-1839
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida Territory, 1839-1845
Private practice, Key West, Florida, 1845-1847
Private practice, New York City, 1863-1865
Provisional governor, Florida, 1865-1866
U.S. senator-elect from Florida (not seated), 1866
Private practice, Skaneateles, New York, 1867-1902
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