History of the Federal Judiciary

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Dick, Robert Paine
Born October 5, 1823, in Greensboro, NC
Died September 12, 1898, in Greensboro, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on June 7, 1872, to a new seat authorized by 17 Stat. 215. Confirmed by the Senate on June 7, 1872, and received commission on June 7, 1872. Service terminated on July 6, 1898, due to retirement.

University of North Carolina, 1843
Read law, 1845

Professional Career:
Private practice, Wentworth, North Carolina, 1845-1848
Private practice, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1848-1853
U.S. attorney for the Albemarle, Cape Fear, and Pamptico Districts of North Carolina, 1853-1861
Member, North Carolina Council of State, 1862-1864
State senator, North Carolina, 1864-1865
Private practice, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1865-1868
Associate justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina, 1868-1872

Received recess appointment to U.S. District Courts for the Albemarle, Cape Fear and Pamptico Districts of North Carolina, May 29, 1865; declined appointment
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