History of the Federal Judiciary


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Busteed, Richard
Born February 16, 1822, in County Cavan, Ireland
Died September 14, 1898, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Received a recess appointment from Abraham Lincoln on November 17, 1863, to a seat vacated by George W. Lane; nominated to the same position by Abraham Lincoln on January 5, 1864. Confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 1864, and received commission on January 20, 1864. Service terminated on October 20, 1874, due to resignation.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Received a recess appointment from Abraham Lincoln on November 17, 1863, to a seat vacated by George W. Lane; nominated to the same position by Abraham Lincoln on January 5, 1864. Confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 1864, and received commission on January 20, 1864. Service terminated on October 20, 1874, due to resignation.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Received a recess appointment from Abraham Lincoln on November 17, 1863, to a seat vacated by George W. Lane; nominated to the same position by Abraham Lincoln on January 5, 1864. Confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 1864, and received commission on January 20, 1864. Service terminated on October 20, 1874, due to resignation.

Education:
Read law, 1846

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York City, 1846-1856, 1874-
Corporate counsel for New York City, 1856-1859
U.S. Army captain, 1861
U.S. Army brigadier general, 1862-1863

Nominated to Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, January 13, 1873; Senate returned nomination to president, February 13, 1873
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