History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
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.

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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