History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Gholson, Samuel Jameson
Born May 19, 1808, in Madison County, KY
Died October 16, 1883, in Aberdeen, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
Nominated by Martin Van Buren on February 9, 1839, to a seat vacated by George Adams. Confirmed by the Senate on February 13, 1839, and received commission on February 13, 1839. Service terminated on January 10, 1861, due to resignation.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
Nominated by Martin Van Buren on February 9, 1839, to a seat vacated by George Adams. Confirmed by the Senate on February 13, 1839, and received commission on February 13, 1839. Service terminated on January 10, 1861, due to resignation.

Education:
Read law, 1829

Professional Career:
Private practice, Athens, Mississippi, 1830-1839
State representative, Mississippi, 1835-1836, 1839, 1865-1866, 1878
U.S. representative from Mississippi, 1836-1837, 1837-1838
Mississippi State Militia lieutenant, 1846
Confederate Army major general, 1861-1865
Private practice, Aberdeen, Mississippi, 1866-1878, 1878-1883
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