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List of federal judges appointed by Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce.

Following is a list of all Article III United States federal judges appointed by President Franklin Pierce during his presidency.[1] In total Pierce appointed 16 Article III federal judges, including 1 Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States, 3 judges to the United States circuit courts, and 12 judges to the United States district courts.

Pierce was also the first president to appoint judges, 3 total, to the United States Court of Claims, an Article I tribunal.

Contents

United States Supreme Court JusticesEdit

# Justice Seat State Former Justice Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began
active service
Ended
active service
1 John Archibald Campbell 8 Alabama John McKinley March 21, 1853 March 22, 1853 March 22, 1853 April 30, 1861

Circuit CourtsEdit

# Judge Circuit Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
1 Matthew Hall McAllister California March 2, 1855 March 3, 1855 March 3, 1855 January 12, 1863
2 James Dunlop D.C. December 3, 1855 December 7, 1855 November 27, 1855[2][3] March 3, 1863[4]
3 William Matthews Merrick D.C. December 14, 1855 December 14, 1855 December 14, 1855 March 3, 1863[4]

District CourtsEdit

# Judge Court
[Note 1]
Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
1 West Hughes Humphreys E.D. Tenn.
M.D. Tenn.
W.D. Tenn.
March 24, 1853 March 26, 1853 March 26, 1853 June 26, 1862
2 Charles A. Ingersoll D. Conn. April 6, 1853 April 8, 1853 April 8, 1853 January 12, 1860
3 William Fell Giles D. Md. December 19, 1853 January 11, 1854 July 18, 1853[5] March 21, 1879
4 Isaac Stockton Keith Ogier S.D. Cal. January 18, 1854 January 23, 1854 January 23, 1854 May 21, 1861
5 Hiram V. Willson N.D. Ohio February 10, 1855 February 20, 1855 February 20, 1855 November 11, 1866
6 Samuel Hubbel Treat Jr. S.D. Ill. March 3, 1855 March 3, 1855 March 3, 1855 March 27, 1887
7 James M. Love D. Iowa February 7, 1856 February 25, 1856 October 5, 1855[6] July 20, 1882[7]
8 McQueen McIntosh N.D. Fla. February 27, 1856 March 11, 1856 March 11, 1856 January 3, 1861
9 Andrew Gordon Magrath D.S.C. May 9, 1856 May 12, 1856 May 12, 1856 November 7, 1860
10 David Allen Smalley D. Vt. February 2, 1857 February 3, 1857 February 3, 1857 March 10, 1877
11 Thomas Howard DuVal W.D. Tex. February 26, 1857 March 3, 1857 March 3, 1857 October 10, 1880
12 Samuel Treat E.D. Mo. March 3, 1857 March 3, 1857 March 3, 1857 March 5, 1887

Specialty courts (Article I)Edit

United States Court of ClaimsEdit

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
1 Isaac Blackford March 3, 1855 March 3, 1855 March 3, 1855 December 31, 1859
2 John Gilchrist March 3, 1855 March 3, 1855 March 3, 1855 April 29, 1858
3 George Parker Scarburgh January 22, 1856 February 11, 1856 May 8, 1855[8] April 20, 1861

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Judges of the United States Courts". Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Federal Judicial Center. Archived from the original on 2016-07-30. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
Specific
  1. ^ All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 3, 1855, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 7, 1855, and received commission on December 7, 1855.
  3. ^ Laterally appointed Chief Judge. Previously served as Judge of the same court.
  4. ^ a b The United States Circuit Court for the District of Columbia was abolished on March 3, 1863, ending the service of all judges then serving on that court.
  5. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 19, 1853, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 11, 1854, and received commission on January 11, 1854.
  6. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on February 7, 1856, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 25, 1856, and received commission on December 21, 1856.
  7. ^ On July 20, 1882, the District of Iowa was subdivided into the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa; Love was reassigned by operation of law to the Southern District, where he remained until the end of his service.
  8. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 22, 1856, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 11, 1856, and received commission on February 11, 1856.

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