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Hunt, William Henry

Born June 12, 1823, in Charleston, SC
Died February 27, 1884, in St. Petersburg, Russia

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Nominated by Rutherford B. Hayes on April 18, 1878, to a seat vacated by Ebenezer Peck. Confirmed by the Senate on May 15, 1878, and received commission on May 15, 1878. Service terminated on March 11, 1881, due to resignation.

Yale College
Yale Law School
Read law with Theodore Hunt and Randell Hunt, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1844

Professional Career:

Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1844-1878
Confederate Army lieutenant colonel, 1862
Acting professor of civil law, University of Louisiana Law School, 1866
Attorney general, State of Louisiana, 1876-1877
Secretary of the Navy, 1881-1882
Minister to Russia, U.S. Department of State, 1882-1884