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Jones, James McHall

Born December 31, 1823, in Georgetown, KY
Died December 15, 1851, in San Jose, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Nominated by Millard Fillmore on December 23, 1850, to a new seat authorized by 9 Stat. 521. Confirmed by the Senate on December 26, 1850, and received commission on December 26, 1850. Service terminated on December 15, 1851, due to death.

Read law, 1843

Professional Career:

Private practice, Plaquemine, Louisiana, 1843-1845, 1846-1848
Traveled in Paris and Rome, 1845-1846
Private practice, San Jose, California, 1849-1850
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, 1850