History of the Federal Judiciary

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DuVal, Thomas Howard
Born November 4, 1813, in Buckingham County, VA
Died October 10, 1880, in Fort Omaha, NE

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Nominated by Franklin Pierce on February 26, 1857, to a new seat authorized by 11 Stat. 164. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1857, and received commission on March 3, 1857. Service terminated on October 10, 1880, due to death.

St. Joseph`s College, Bardstown, Kentucky, 1833
Read law, 1837

Professional Career:
Private practice, Tallahassee, Florida, 1837-1841
Clerk, Florida Territorial Court of Appeals, Leon County, 1841-1843
Secretary, Territory of Florida, 1843-1846
Reporter, Supreme Court of Texas, 1846
Private practice, Austin, Texas, 1846-1855
Secretary of state, State of Texas, 1851-
Judge, Texas District Court, Second Judicial District, 1855-1856
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