History of the Federal Judiciary

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Ellis, Powhatan
Born January 17, 1790, in Amherst County, VA
Died March 18, 1863, in Richmond, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Mississippi
Nominated by Andrew Jackson on July 13, 1832, to a seat vacated by Peter Randolph. Confirmed by the Senate on July 14, 1832, and received commission on July 14, 1832. Service terminated on January 5, 1836, due to resignation.

Dickinson College, A.B., 1810
College of William and Mary, 1814

Professional Career:
Private practice, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1813-1814, 1815-1816
Prevost Guards of Virginia lieutenant, 1814
Private practice, Natchez, Mississippi, 1816, 1842-
Private practice, Winchester, Mississippi, 1816-1817
Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court, 1817-1818
Judge, Mississippi Supreme Court, 1818-1825
U.S. senator from Mississippi, 1825, 1827-1832
Charge d'affaires to Mexico, U.S. Department of State, 1836-1836
Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Mexico, U.S. Department of State, 1837-1842
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, -1863
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