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Bullock, Jonathan Russell
Born September 6, 1815, in Bristol, RI
Died May 7, 1899, in Bristol, RI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on February 9, 1865, to a seat vacated by John Pitman. Confirmed by the Senate on February 11, 1865, and received commission on February 11, 1865. Service terminated on September 15, 1869, due to resignation.

Education:
Brown University, 1834
Read law, 1836

Professional Career:
Private practice, Alton, Illinois, 1836-1843
Member, Alton [Illinois] Common Council
Private practice, Bristol, Rhode Island, 1843-1849
State representative, Rhode Island, 1844-1846
Attorney general, State of Rhode Island, 1849
Collector of customs, Bristol and Warren, Rhode Island, 1849-1853
State senator, Rhode Island, 1859
Lieutenant governor, Rhode Island, 1860
Special commissioner to adjust accounts between Rhode Island and the Government of the United States
Justice, Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 1862-1864
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