History of the Federal Judiciary


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Peck, James Hawkins
Born January 12, 1790, in Mossy Creek (now Jefferson City), TN
Died April 29, 1836, in St. Charles, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Missouri
Nominated by James Monroe on March 26, 1822, to a new seat authorized by 3 Stat. 653. Confirmed by the Senate on April 5, 1822, and received commission on April 5, 1822. Service terminated on April 29, 1836, due to death.

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1812-
Private practice, Tennessee, -1818
Private practice, St. Louis, Missouri, 1818-1822

Impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, April 24, 1830; found not guilty by the U.S. Senate, January 31, 1831.
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