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Thomas Drummond (October 16, 1809 – May 15, 1890) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Circuit Courts for the Seventh Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Thomas Drummond
Judge of the United States Circuit Courts for the Seventh Circuit
In office
December 22, 1869 – July 18, 1884
Appointed byUlysses S. Grant
Preceded bySeat established by 16 Stat. 44
Succeeded byWalter Q. Gresham
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In office
February 13, 1855 – December 22, 1869
Appointed byoperation of law
Preceded bySeat established by 10 Stat. 606
Succeeded byHenry Williams Blodgett
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Illinois
In office
February 19, 1850 – February 13, 1855
Appointed byZachary Taylor
Preceded byNathaniel Pope
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
In office
1840–1841
Personal details
Born
Thomas Drummond

(1809-10-16)October 16, 1809
Bristol Mills, Maine
DiedMay 15, 1890(1890-05-15) (aged 80)
Wheaton, Illinois
EducationBowdoin College
read law

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Education and careerEdit

Born on October 16, 1809, in Bristol Mills, Maine, Drummond graduated from Bowdoin College in 1830 and read law in 1833. He entered private practice in Galena, Illinois from 1835 to 1850. He was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1840 to 1841. He was a Judge of the Illinois Circuit Court from circa 1841 to circa 1850.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Drummond was nominated by President Zachary Taylor on January 31, 1850, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Illinois vacated by Judge Nathaniel Pope. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 19, 1850, and received his commission the same day. Drummond was reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on February 13, 1855, to a new seat authorized by 10 Stat. 606. His service terminated on December 22, 1869, due to his elevation to the Seventh Circuit.[1]

Drummond was nominated by President Ulysses S. Grant on December 8, 1869, to the United States Circuit Courts for the Seventh Circuit, to a new seat authorized by 16 Stat. 44. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1869, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on July 18, 1884, due to his retirement.[1]

DeathEdit

Drummond died on May 15, 1890, in Wheaton, Illinois.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Nathaniel Pope
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Illinois
1850–1855
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Seat established by 10 Stat. 606
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
1855–1869
Succeeded by
Henry Williams Blodgett
Preceded by
Seat established by 16 Stat. 44
Judge of the United States Circuit Courts for the Seventh Circuit
1869–1884
Succeeded by
Walter Q. Gresham