History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
McAllister, Matthew Hall
Born October 26, 1800, in Savannah, GA
Died December 19, 1865, in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Court for the Districts of California
Nominated by Franklin Pierce on March 2, 1855, to a new seat authorized by 10 Stat. 631. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1855, and received commission on March 3, 1855. Service terminated on January 12, 1863, due to resignation.

Education:
Princeton University
Read law, 1820

Professional Career:
Private practice, Savannah, Georgia, 1820-1849
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, 1827-1834
State senator, Georgia, 1834-1837
Mayor, Savannah, Georgia, 1837-1839
Alderman, Savannah, Georgia, 1839-1841
Democratic candidate for governor, Georgia, 1845
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1850-1853
Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia, 1853

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