History of the Federal Judiciary

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Parris, Albion Keith
Born January 19, 1788, in Hebron, ME
Died February 11, 1857, in Portland, ME

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maine
Nominated by James Monroe on January 27, 1818, to a seat vacated by David Sewall. Confirmed by the Senate on January 28, 1818, and received commission on January 28, 1818. Service terminated on January 1, 1822, due to resignation.

Dartmouth College, 1806
Read law, 1809

Professional Career:
Private practice, Paris, Maine, 1810-1811
Prosecutor, Oxford County, Maine, 1811-1813
State representative from Paris, Maine, 1813-1814
State senator from Oxford and Somerset Counties, Maine, 1814-1815
U.S. representative from Massachusetts, 1815-1818
Judge, Cumberland County [Maine] Probate Court, 1820-1821
Governor, Maine, 1822-1827
U.S. senator from Maine, 1827-1828
Associate justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court, 1828-1836
Second comptroller, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1836-1850
Private practice, Portland, Maine, 1849-1852
Mayor, Portland, Maine, 1852
Candidate for governor, Maine, 1854

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