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.

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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