History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Simonton, Charles Henry
Born July 11, 1829, in Charleston, SC
Died April 25, 1904, in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Received a recess appointment from Grover Cleveland on September 3, 1886, to a seat vacated by G. S. Bryan; nominated to the same position by Grover Cleveland on December 9, 1886. Confirmed by the Senate on January 13, 1887, and received commission on January 13, 1887. Service terminated on December 28, 1893, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Grover Cleveland on December 11, 1893, to a seat vacated by Hugh Lennox Bond. Confirmed by the Senate on December 19, 1893, and received commission on December 19, 1893. Service terminated on April 25, 1904, due to death.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Grover Cleveland on December 11, 1893, to a seat vacated by Hugh Lennox Bond. Confirmed by the Senate on December 19, 1893, and received commission on December 19, 1893. Service terminated on April 25, 1904, due to death.

Education:
South Carolina College (now University of South Carolina), 1849
Read law, 1851

Professional Career:
Private practice, Charleston, South Carolina, 1851-1886
Assistant clerk, South Carolina House of Representatives, 1851-1852
State representative, South Carolina, 1858-1862, 1865-1866, 1877-1886
Confederate Army colonel, 1861-1865

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