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.

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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