History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Nicoll, John Cochran
Born October 7, 1793, in Savannah, GA
Died November 16, 1863, in Savannah, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Georgia
Received a recess appointment from Martin Van Buren on May 11, 1839, to a seat vacated by Jeremiah Cuyler; nominated to the same position by Martin Van Buren on January 23, 1840. Confirmed by the Senate on February 17, 1840, and received commission on February 17, 1840. Service terminated on August 11, 1848, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
Reassigned on August 11, 1848, to a new seat authorized by 9 Stat. 280. Service terminated on January 19, 1861, due to resignation.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Reassigned on August 11, 1848, to a new seat authorized by 9 Stat. 280. Service terminated on January 19, 1861, due to resignation.

Education:
Litchfield (Tapping Reeve) Law School

Professional Career:
Private practice, Savannah, Georgia
Recorder, Savannah, Georgia
State representative, Georgia
Solicitor, Eastern Judicial Circuit, Georgia, 1821-1822
Judge, Savannah [Georgia] City Court, 1824-1834, 1835-1838
Judge, Superior Court of Georgia, Eastern Judicial Circuit, 1834-1835
Mayor, Savannah, Georgia,
Confederate district attorney, District of Georgia, 1861-1863

 

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