History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Maxey, Thomas Sheldon
Born September 1, 1846, in Brandon, MS
Died December 5, 1921, in Austin, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Nominated by Grover Cleveland on June 18, 1888, to a seat vacated by Ezekiel B. Turner. Confirmed by the Senate on June 25, 1888, and received commission on June 25, 1888. Service terminated on December 12, 1916, due to retirement.

Education:
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1869

Professional Career:
Confederate Army, 1864-1865
State representative, Mississippi, 1870
Private practice, Jefferson, Texas, 1871-1877
City attorney, Jefferson, Texas, 1875-1877
Private practice, Austin, Texas, 1877-1888
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