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.

Education:
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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