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Hughes, Robert William

Born January 16, 1821, in Powhatan County, VA
Died December 10, 1901, near Abingdon, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on December 15, 1873, to a seat vacated by John C. Underwood. Confirmed by the Senate on January 14, 1874, and received commission on January 14, 1874. Service terminated on February 22, 1898, due to retirement.

Read law, 1846

Professional Career:

Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1846-1853
Editor, Richmond [Virginia] Examiner, 1853-1857, 1861-1865
Editor, Washington [D.C.] Union, 1857-1861
Editor, Richmond [Virginia] Republic, 1865-1866
Private practice, Virginia, 1866-1869
Editor, Richmond [Virginia] State Journal, 1869-1870
Private practice, Abingdon, Virginia, 1870-1871
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia, 1871-1873