History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Monroe, Thomas Bell
Born October 7, 1791, in Albemarle County, VA
Died December 24, 1865, in Pass Christian, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Kentucky
Nominated by Andrew Jackson on February 20, 1834, to a seat vacated by John Boyle. Confirmed by the Senate on March 6, 1834, and received commission on March 8, 1834. Service terminated on September 18, 1861, due to resignation.

Education:
Transylvania University
Read law, 1821

Professional Career:
State representative, Kentucky, 1816
Private practice, Frankfort, Kentucky, 1821-
Secretary of state, Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1823-1824
Reporter, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1825-
U.S. attorney for the District of Kentucky, 1830-1834
Law teacher, Montrose, Kentucky, 1843-1848
Chairman, Law Department, Transylvania University, 1848-
Professor of law, Tulane University, 1848-ca. 1851
Delegate from Kentucky, Provisional Confederate Congress, 1861-1862
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1862

 

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