History of the Federal Judiciary


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Niles, Henry Clay
Born October 21, 1850, in Kosciusko, MS
Died September 26, 1918, in Jackson, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
Received a recess appointment from Benjamin Harrison on August 11, 1891, to a seat vacated by Robert A. Hill; nominated to the same position by Benjamin Harrison on December 10, 1891. Confirmed by the Senate on January 11, 1892, and received commission on January 11, 1892. Service terminated on September 26, 1918, due to death.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
Received a recess appointment from Benjamin Harrison on August 11, 1891, to a seat vacated by Robert A. Hill; nominated to the same position by Benjamin Harrison on December 10, 1891. Confirmed by the Senate on January 11, 1892, and received commission on January 11, 1892. Service terminated on September 26, 1918, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1872

Professional Career:
Private practice, Jackson, Mississippi, 1872-1890
State representative, Mississippi, 1878, 1886
District attorney, State of Mississippi
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1890-1891

 

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