History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Halyburton, James Dandridge
Born February 23, 1803, in New Kent County, VA
Died January 26, 1879, in Richmond, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Nominated by John Tyler on June 15, 1844, to a seat vacated by John Y. Mason. Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1844, and received commission on June 15, 1844. Service terminated on April 24, 1861, due to resignation.

Education:
University of Virginia School of Law
Harvard College, A.B., 1823

Professional Career:
Private practice, New Kent County, Virginia, 1824-
State delegate, Virginia
Commonwealth's attorney, New Kent Circuit, Virginia, -1844
Judge, Confederate District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1861-1865
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1874
Professor of law, University of Richmond, 1867-1874

 

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