History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Creighton, William Jr.
Born October 29, 1778, in Berkeley County, VA (now WV)
Died October 8, 1851, in Chillicothe, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Ohio
Received a recess appointment from John Quincy Adams on November 1, 1828, to a seat vacated by Charles Willing Byrd; nominated to the same position by John Quincy Adams on December 11, 1828. Service terminated on March 3, 1829, after nomination was not confirmed by the Senate.

Education:
Dickinson College, 1795
Read law, 1798

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1798-1803, 1808-1809, 1811-1812, 1817-1827, 1833-1851
Secretary of state, State of Ohio, 1803-1808
U.S. attorney for the District of Ohio, 1809-1811
U.S. representative from Ohio, 1813-1817, 1827-1828, 1829-1833
President, Chillicothe [Ohio] Branch Bank, Bank of the United States, 1817
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