History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Giles, William Fell
Born April 8, 1807, in Harford County, MD
Died March 21, 1879, in Baltimore, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Received a recess appointment from Franklin Pierce on July 18, 1853, to a seat vacated by John Glenn; nominated to the same position by Franklin Pierce on December 19, 1853. Confirmed by the Senate on January 11, 1854, and received commission on January 11, 1854. Service terminated on March 21, 1879, due to death.

Read law, 1829

Professional Career:
Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1829-1837, 1839, 1841-1844, 1847-1853
Maryland state delegate, 1838, 1840
U.S. representative from Maryland, 1845-1847


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