History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Smalley, David Allen
Born April 6, 1809, in Middlebury, VT
Died March 10, 1877, in Burlington, VT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
Nominated by Franklin Pierce on February 2, 1857, to a seat vacated by Samuel Prentiss. Confirmed by the Senate on February 3, 1857, and received commission on February 3, 1857. Service terminated on March 10, 1877, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1831

Professional Career:
Private practice, Jericho, Vermont, 1831-1836
Postmaster, Jericho, Vermont, 1831-1836
Private practice, Lowell, Vermont, 1836
Private practice, Burlington, Vermont, 1836-1857
State senator, Vermont, 1843-1844
U.S. collector of customs, Vermont, 1853-1857

 

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