History of the Federal Judiciary

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Winch, Joel C. C.
Born December 26, 1835, in Northfield, VT
Died December 7, 1880, in Houston, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Received a recess appointment from Ulysses Grant on October 11, 1870, to a seat vacated by John C. Watrous; nominated to the same position by Ulysses Grant on December 15, 1870. Service terminated on March 3, 1871, after nomination was not confirmed by the Senate.

Read law, 1858

Professional Career:
Teacher, Northfield, Vermont, -1858
Private practice, Corsicana, Texas, 1859-1864
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1864-    , 1871-1880
County attorney, Harris County, Texas
District attorney, Austin, Texas
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1869-1870

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, December 15, 1870; no Senate vote


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