History of the Federal Judiciary


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Durell, Edward Henry
Born July 14, 1810, in Portsmouth, NH
Died March 29, 1887, in Schoharie, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Received a recess appointment from Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1863, to a seat vacated by Theodore McCaleb; nominated to the same position by Abraham Lincoln on February 8, 1864. Confirmed by the Senate on February 17, 1864, and received commission on February 17, 1864. Service terminated on July 27, 1866, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Louisiana
Reassigned on July 27, 1866, to a new seat authorized by 14 Stat. 300. Service terminated on December 4, 1874, due to resignation.

Education:
Harvard College, 1831
Read law, 1834

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Mississippi, and New Orleans, Louisiana, 1835-1854
Member, City Council, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1854
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana
President, Bureau of Finance, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1862-1863
Mayor, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1863
Private practice, Newburgh and Schoharie, New York, 1875-1887

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, January 5, 1864; Senate returned nomination to president, February 3, 1864
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