History of the Federal Judiciary


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Prentiss, Samuel
Born March 31, 1782, in Stonington, CT
Died January 15, 1857, in Montpelier, VT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
Nominated by John Tyler on April 8, 1842, to a seat vacated by Elijah Paine. Confirmed by the Senate on April 8, 1842, and received commission on April 8, 1842. Service terminated on January 15, 1857, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1802

Professional Career:
Private practice, Montpelier, Vermont, 1803-1824
State representative, Vermont, 1824-1825
Judge, Vermont Supreme Court, 1825-1830; chief judge, 1829-1830
U.S. senator from Vermont, 1831-1842

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