History of the Federal Judiciary


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Sprague, Peleg
Born April 27, 1793, in Duxbury, MA
Died October 13, 1880, in Boston, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by John Tyler on July 15, 1841, to a seat vacated by John Davis. Confirmed by the Senate on July 16, 1841, and received commission on July 16, 1841. Service terminated on March 13, 1865, due to resignation.

Education:
Litchfield (Tapping Reeve) Law School
Harvard College, A.B., 1812
Read law, 1815

Professional Career:
Private practice, Augusta, Maine, 1815-1817
Private practice, Hallowell, Maine, 1817-1821, 1822-1824
State representative, Maine, 1821-1822
U.S. representative from Maine, 1825-1829
U.S. senator from Maine, 1829-1835
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1836-1841, 1865-1880
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