History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Morrill, Amos
Born August 25, 1809, in Salisbury, MA
Died March 5, 1884, in Austin, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on January 18, 1872, to a seat vacated by Joel C. C. Winch. Confirmed by the Senate on February 5, 1872, and received commission on February 5, 1872. Service terminated on October 18, 1883, due to retirement.

Education:
Bowdoin College, 1834
Read law, 1836

Professional Career:
Private practice, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1836-1839
Private practice, Clarksville, Texas, 1839-1856
Private practice, Austin, Texas, 1856-1868, 1870-1872, 1883-1884
Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, 1868-1870

 

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