History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
McClung, William
Born July 12, 1758, in Rockbridge County, VA
Died 1811, in Mason County, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Court for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by John Adams on February 21, 1801, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 89. Confirmed by the Senate on February 24, 1801, and received commission on February 24, 1801. Service terminated on July 1, 1802, due to abolition of the court.

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Liberty Hall Academy (now Washington and Lee University), 1785

Professional Career:
Private practice, Bardstown, Kentucky, 1791-1796
State representative, Kentucky, 1793
State senator, Kentucky, 1796-1800
Judge, Kentucky Circuit Court, Nelson County, -1811


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