History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Caldwell, Henry Clay
Born September 4, 1832, in Marshall County, VA (now WV)
Died February 15, 1915, in Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on May 2, 1864, to a seat vacated by Daniel Ringo. Confirmed by the Senate on May 28, 1864, and received commission on June 20, 1864. Service terminated on March 3, 1871, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on May 2, 1864, to a seat vacated by Daniel Ringo. Confirmed by the Senate on May 28, 1864, and received commission on June 20, 1864. Service terminated on March 13, 1890, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on February 27, 1890, to a seat vacated by David Josiah Brewer. Confirmed by the Senate on March 4, 1890, and received commission on March 4, 1890. Service terminated on June 4, 1903, due to retirement.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Assigned on June 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Service terminated on June 4, 1903, due to retirement.

Education:
Read law, 1851

Professional Career:
Private practice, Keosauqua, Iowa, 1852-1856
Prosecutor, Van Buren County, Iowa, 1856-1858
State representative, Iowa, 1859-1861
U.S. Army, 1861-1864
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