History of the Federal Judiciary

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Turner, Ezekiel B.
Born May 24, 1825, in Putney, VT
Died June 2, 1888, in Austin, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Received a recess appointment from Rutherford B. Hayes on November 18, 1880, to a seat vacated by Thomas H. DuVal; nominated to the same position by Rutherford B. Hayes on December 14, 1880. Confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 1880, and received commission on December 20, 1880. Service terminated on June 2, 1888, due to death.

Read law, 1848

Professional Career:
Prosecutor, St. Joseph County, Michigan, 1850-
Justice of the peace, St. Joseph County, Michigan
Private practice, Austin, Texas, 1854-1861
Prosecutor, Brownsville, Texas, 1863-
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, 1866-1867
Attorney general, State of Texas, 1867-1870
Judge, Texas District Court, 1871-    ; Thirty-Second Judicial District, 1871-1876; Sixteenth Judicial District, 1876-


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