History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
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.

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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