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Hughes, James

Born November 24, 1823, in Bladensburg, MD
Died October 21, 1873, in Bladensburg, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Nominated by James Buchanan on January 12, 1860, to a seat vacated by Isaac Blackford. Confirmed by the Senate on January 18, 1860, and received commission on January 18, 1860. Service terminated on December 1, 1864, due to resignation.

Indiana University
U.S. Military Academy
Read law, 1842

Professional Career:

Private practice, Bloomington and Bedford, Indiana, 1842-1852
U.S. Army lieutenant, Mexican War
Judge, Indiana Circuit Court, Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1852-1856
Professor of law, Indiana University, 1853-1856
U.S. representative from Indiana, 1857-1859
Cotton agent, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1865-1866
State representative, Indiana, 1866-1868
State senator, Indiana, 1868-1869
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1869-1873