History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Wells, Robert William
Born November 29, 1795, in Winchester, VA
Died September 22, 1864, in Bowling Green, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Missouri
Nominated by Andrew Jackson on June 16, 1836, to a seat vacated by James H. Peck. Confirmed by the Senate on June 27, 1836, and received commission on June 27, 1836. Service terminated on March 3, 1857, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Reassigned on March 3, 1857, to a new seat authorized by 11 Stat. 197. Service terminated on September 22, 1864, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1820

Professional Career:
Private practice, St. Charles, Missouri, 1820-1821
Circuit attorney, St. Charles Circuit, Missouri, 1821-1822
State representative, Missouri, 1823-1826
Attorney general, State of Missouri, 1826-1836
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