History of the Federal Judiciary

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McDonald, David
Born May 8, 1803, in Millersburg, KY
Died August 25, 1869, in Indianapolis, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Indiana
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on December 12, 1864, to a seat vacated by Albert S. White. Confirmed by the Senate on December 13, 1864, and received commission on December 13, 1864. Service terminated on August 25, 1869, due to death.

Read law, 1830

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, Indiana, 1830-
State representative, Indiana, 1833-1834
Prosecutor, Seventh Judicial Circuit, Indiana, 1834-1837
Private practice, Indiana, -1839
Judge, Indiana Circuit Court, Tenth Judicial Circuit, 1839-1852
Professor of law, University of Indiana, 1842-1852
Private practice, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1853-1864

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