History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Byrd, Charles Willing
Born July 26, 1770, in Westover, VA
Died August 25, 1828, in Sinking Springs, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Ohio
Nominated by Thomas Jefferson on March 1, 1803, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 201. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1803, and received commission on March 3, 1803. Service terminated on August 25, 1828, due to death.

Read law, 1794

Professional Career:
Land agent for Philadelphia financier Robert Morris, Lexington, Kentucky, 1794-1797
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1797-1799
Secretary, Northwest Territory, 1799-1802
Acting governor, Northwest Territory, 1802-1803

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