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Watrous, John Charles

Born August 1, 1801, in Colchester, CT
Died June 17, 1874

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Texas
Nominated by James K. Polk on May 27, 1846, to a new seat authorized by 9 Stat. 1. Confirmed by the Senate on May 29, 1846, and received commission on May 29, 1846. Service terminated on February 21, 1857, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Reassigned on February 21, 1857, to a new seat authorized by 11 Stat. 164. Service terminated on April 19, 1870, due to resignation.

Union College, A.B., 1828
Read law, 1830

Professional Career:

Private practice, Selma, Alabama, 1830-1835
Private practice, Woodsville, Mississippi, 1835-1836
State representative, Mississippi, 1837
Private practice, Republic of Texas, 1837-1838
Attorney general, Republic of Texas, 1838-1839
Private practice, Galveston, Republic of Texas, 1839-1845