History of the Federal Judiciary


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Pennybacker, Isaac Samuels
Born September 3, 1805, in Pine Forge, VA
Died January 12, 1847, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Received a recess appointment from Martin Van Buren on April 23, 1839, to a seat vacated by Alexander Caldwell; nominated to the same position by Martin Van Buren on January 29, 1840. Confirmed by the Senate on February 17, 1840, and received commission on February 17, 1840. Service terminated on December 6, 1845, due to resignation.

Education:
Winchester Law School

Professional Career:
Private practice, Harrisonburg, Virginia, -1837
U.S. representative from Virginia, 1837-1839
U.S. senator from Virginia, 1845-1847
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