History of the Federal Judiciary

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Milligan, Samuel
Born November 16, 1814, in Greene County, TN
Died April 20, 1874, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Nominated by Andrew Johnson on July 23, 1868, to a seat vacated by David Wilmot. Confirmed by the Senate on July 25, 1868, and received commission on July 25, 1868. Service terminated on April 20, 1874, due to death.

Greeneville College
Tusculum College, 1843
Read law with Robert J. McKinney, Greeneville, Tennessee, 1846

Professional Career:
State representative, Tennessee, 1841-1847
Private practice, Greeneville, Tennessee, 1846-1847; 1848-1860
Editor, Greeneville [Tennessee] Spy, 1849
U.S. Army major, Quartermasters Corps, 1848
Commissioner, State of Tennessee, 1858
Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court, 1860, 1864-1868
Delegate, Peace Conference, Washington, D.C., 1861


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