History of the Federal Judiciary


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Pope, Nathaniel
Born January 5, 1784, in Louisville, KY
Died January 23, 1850, in St. Louis, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Illinois
Nominated by James Monroe on March 3, 1819, to a new seat authorized by 3 Stat. 502. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1819, and received commission on March 3, 1819. Service terminated on January 23, 1850, due to death.

Education:
Transylvania University
Read law, 1804

Professional Career:
Private practice, St. Genevieve, Louisiana Territory and Kaskaskia, Illinois Territory, 1804-1809
Secretary, Illinois Territory, 1809-1816
Acting governor, Illinois Territory, 1809
Illinois Territorial Militia officer, 1812
Delegate to U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois Territory, 1816-1818
Register, U.S. Land Office, Edwardsville, Illinois, 1818-1819
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