History of the Federal Judiciary


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Campbell, John Archibald
Born June 24, 1811, in Washington, GA
Died March 12, 1889, in Baltimore, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Franklin Pierce on March 21, 1853, to a seat vacated by John McKinley. Confirmed by the Senate on March 22, 1853, and received commission on March 22, 1853. Service terminated on April 30, 1861, due to resignation.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fifth Circuit, ca. April 11, 1853-April 30, 1861

Education:
Franklin College (now University of Georgia), 1825
Read law, 1829

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, Georgia, 1829
Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1829-1837
Private practice, Mobile, Alabama, 1837-1853
State representative, Alabama, 1837, 1843
Assistant secretary of war for the draft, Confederate States of America, 1862-1865
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1865-1884
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