History of the Federal Judiciary


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Paul, John
Born June 30, 1839, near Ottobine, VA
Died November 1, 1901, in Harrisonburg, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Nominated by Chester A. Arthur on February 27, 1883, to a seat vacated by Alexander Rives. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1883, and received commission on March 3, 1883. Service terminated on November 1, 1901, due to death.

Education:
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1867

Professional Career:
Confederate Army, 1861-1865
Private practice, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1867-1877
Commonwealth attorney, Rockingham County, Virginia, 1870-1877
State senator from Rockingham County, Virginia, 1877-1880
Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, 1878
U.S. representative from Virginia, 1881-1883

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