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.

Education:
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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