History of the Federal Judiciary

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Settle, Thomas
Born January 23, 1831, in Rockingham County, NC
Died December 1, 1888, in Raleigh, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on January 26, 1877, to a seat vacated by Philip Fraser. Confirmed by the Senate on January 30, 1877, and received commission on January 30, 1877. Service terminated on December 1, 1888, due to death.

University of North Carolina, A.B., 1850
Read law, 1854

Professional Career:
Private secretary, Gov. David S. Reid, North Carolina, 1850-1854
Private practice, Rockingham County, North Carolina, 1854
Member, North Carolina House of Commons, 1854-1859; speaker, 1858-1859
Private practice, North Carolina, 1860-1861
Solicitor, Fourth Judicial Circuit, North Carolina, 1861, 1862-1868
Confederate Army captain, 1861-1862
State senator and speaker, North Carolina, 1866-1868
Associate justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina, 1868-1871, 1872-1876
Minister to Peru, U.S. Department of State, 1871-1872
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