History of the Federal Judiciary

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Parke, Benjamin
Born September 2, 1777, NJ
Died July 12, 1835, in Salem, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Indiana
Nominated by James Monroe on March 5, 1817, to a new seat authorized by 3 Stat. 390. Confirmed by the Senate on March 5, 1817, and received commission on March 6, 1817. Service terminated on July 12, 1835, due to death.

Read law, ca. 1800

Professional Career:
Private practice, Vincennes, Indiana Territory, 1801-1804
Attorney general, Indiana Territory, 1804-1808
Territorial representative, Indiana Territory, 1805
Delegate to U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana Territory, 1805-1808
Staff member, Gov. William Henry Harrison, Indiana Territory, 1808
Judge, Supreme Court of Indiana Territory, 1808-1816
U.S. Army, 1811
President judge, Indiana Circuit Court, First Judicial Circuit, 1816-1817
Indian agent, 1818

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Indiana, January 28, 1817; no Senate vote
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