History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Crawford, William
Born 1784 in Louisa County, VA
Died February 28, 1849, in Mobile, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Nominated by John Quincy Adams on May 5, 1826, to a seat vacated by Charles Tait. Confirmed by the Senate on May 22, 1826, and received commission on May 22, 1826. Service terminated on February 28, 1849, due to death.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Nominated by John Quincy Adams on May 5, 1826, to a seat vacated by Charles Tait. Confirmed by the Senate on May 22, 1826, and received commission on May 22, 1826. Service terminated on February 28, 1849, due to death.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Assigned on February 6, 1839, to a new seat authorized by 5 Stat. 315. Service terminated on February 28, 1849, due to death.

Education:
Read law
Hampden-Sydney College

Professional Career:
Private practice
Land commissioner, Florida
Virginia militia lieutenant, 1812-1814
Land commissioner, Louisiana, 1812-
U.S. attorney for the District of the Territory of Mississippi, 1814-
U.S. attorney for the District of Alabama, 1817-1824
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, 1824-1826
Private practice, St. Stephens, Alabama
Clerk, U.S. District Court, District of Alabama
State senator, Alabama, 1825-1826

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