History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Hall, Dominic Augustin
Born January 1, 1765, SC
Died December 19, 1820, in New Orleans, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Court for the Fifth Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Thomas Jefferson on July 1, 1801, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 89; nominated to the same position by Thomas Jefferson on January 6, 1802. Confirmed by the Senate on January 26, 1802, and received commission on January 26, 1802. Service terminated on July 1, 1802, due to abolition of the court.

Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Orleans
Nominated by Thomas Jefferson on November 30, 1804, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 283. Confirmed by the Senate on November 30, 1804, and received commission on December 11, 1804. Service terminated on April 30, 1812, due to abolition of the court.

Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Louisiana
Nominated by James Madison on May 27, 1812, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 701. Confirmed by the Senate on May 28, 1812, and received commission on June 1, 1812. Service terminated on February 22, 1813, due to resignation.

Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Louisiana
Nominated by James Madison on May 29, 1813, to a seat vacated by Dominic Hall. Confirmed by the Senate on June 1, 1813, and received commission on June 1, 1813. Service terminated on December 19, 1820, due to death.

Professional Career:
Private practice, Charleston, South Carolina, 1789-
Judge, Louisiana Supreme Court, February-May, 1813
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