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Thruston, Buckner
Born February 9, 1764, in Gloucester County, VA
Died August 30, 1845, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Circuit Court of the District of Columbia
Nominated by James Madison on December 12, 1809, to a seat vacated by Allen Bowie Duckett. Confirmed by the Senate on December 13, 1809, and received commission on December 14, 1809. Service terminated on August 30, 1845, due to death.

Education:
College of William and Mary, A.B., 1783

Professional Career:
Private practice, Lexington, Kentucky, 1788-1789, 1791-1792, 1794-1802, 1803-1805
State delegate, Virginia, 1789
Commissioner, boundary dispute between Kentucky and Virginia, 1791
Judge, Kentucky State District Court, 1791
Clerk, Kentucky State Senate, 1792-1794
Judge, Kentucky Circuit Court, 1802-1803
U.S. senator from Kentucky, 1805-1809

Nominated and confirmed to Superior Court for the Territory of Orleans, 1805; declined
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