History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
McCormick, Andrew Phelps
Born December 18, 1832, in Brazoria County, Texas, Mexico
Died November 2, 1916, in Waco, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Nominated by Rutherford B. Hayes on April 7, 1879, to a new seat authorized by 20 Stat. 318. Confirmed by the Senate on April 10, 1879, and received commission on April 10, 1879. Service terminated on March 22, 1892, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on January 5, 1892, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1892, and received commission on March 17, 1892. Service terminated on November 2, 1916, due to death.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on January 5, 1892, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1892, and received commission on March 17, 1892. Service terminated on December 31, 1911, due to abolition of the court.

Education:
Centre College, A.B., 1854
Read law, 1855

Professional Career:
Private practice, Brazoria, Texas, 1855-1861, 1879
Judge, Texas District Court, 1856-
Confederate Army, 1861-1865
Judge, Brazoria County [Texas] Court, 1865-
Judge of probate, Texas, 1865-1866
Judge, Texas District Court, Brazoria and Galveston Counties, 1871-1876
State senator, Texas, 1876-1879
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1879

 

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