History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Robertson, Thomas Bolling
Born February 27, 1779, in Petersburg, VA
Died October 5, 1828, in White Sulphur Springs, VA (now WV)

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Nominated by James Monroe on May 24, 1824, to a seat vacated by John Dick. Confirmed by the Senate on May 26, 1824, and received commission on May 26, 1824. Service terminated on October 5, 1828, due to death.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by James Monroe on May 24, 1824, to a seat vacated by John Dick. Confirmed by the Senate on May 26, 1824, and received commission on May 26, 1824. Service terminated on October 5, 1828, due to death.

Education:
College of William and Mary
Read law, 1806

Professional Career:
Private practice, Petersburg, Virginia, 1806
Attorney general, Orleans Territory, 1806-1807
Secretary, Louisiana Territory, 1807-1811
U.S. representative from Louisiana, 1812-1818
Private practice, Louisiana, 1818-1820
Governor, Louisiana, 1820-1822
Attorney general, State of Louisiana, 1822

 

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