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.

Education:
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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