History of the Federal Judiciary

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Boyce, Henry
Born 1797 in Londonderry, Ireland
Died March 1, 1873, in Boyce, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Received a recess appointment from Zachary Taylor on May 9, 1849, to a new seat authorized by 9 Stat. 401; nominated to the same position by Zachary Taylor on December 21, 1849. Confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 1850, and received commission on August 2, 1850. Service terminated on February 19, 1861, due to resignation.

Read law, 1820

Professional Career:
Private practice, Bayou Leche, Louisiana, -1824
Private practice, Alexandria, Louisiana, 1824-1828
Planter, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, 1828-1849, 1861-1873
Judge, Louisiana District Court, Sixth and Seventh Judicial Districts, 1834-1839
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, 1849
State legislator, Louisiana, 1865

Elected to U.S. Senate from Louisiana in 1865; U.S. Senate refused to seat him


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