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.

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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