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Gresham, Walter Quintin
Died May 28, 1895, in Washington, DC
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Indiana
Received a recess appointment from Ulysses Grant on September 1, 1869, to a seat vacated by David McDonald; nominated to the same position by Ulysses Grant on December 6, 1869. Confirmed by the Senate on December 21, 1869, and received commission on December 21, 1869. Service terminated on April 9, 1883, due to resignation.
Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Seventh Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Chester A. Arthur on October 28, 1884, to a seat vacated by Thomas Drummond; nominated to the same position by Chester A. Arthur on December 3, 1884. Confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 1884, and received commission on December 9, 1884. Service terminated on March 3, 1893, due to resignation.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Assigned on June 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Service terminated on March 3, 1893, due to resignation.
Read law, 1854
Private practice, Corydon, Indiana, 1854-1860
State representative, Indiana, 1860-1861
U.S. Army, 1861-1865
Private practice, New Albany, Indiana, 1866-1867
Agent for handling Indiana state finances, 1867-1869
Postmaster general of the United States, 1883-1884
Secretary of the Treasury, 1884
Secretary of State, 1893-1895