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Name Gayle, John
City City not recorded
State AL
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Gayle, John
Born
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Gayle, John
Born September 11, 1792, in Sumter County, SC
Died July 21, 1859, in Jacksonville, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Nominated by Zachary Taylor on March 12, 1849, to a seat vacated by William Crawford. Confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 1849, and received commission on March 13, 1849. Service terminated on July 21, 1859, due to death.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Nominated by Zachary Taylor on March 12, 1849, to a seat vacated by William Crawford. Confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 1849, and received commission on March 13, 1849. Service terminated on July 21, 1859, due to death.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Nominated by Zachary Taylor on March 12, 1849, to a seat vacated by William Crawford. Confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 1849, and received commission on March 13, 1849. Service terminated on July 21, 1859, due to death.

Education:
South Carolina College (now University of South Carolina), 1813
Read law, 1818

Professional Career:
Private practice, St. Stephens, Alabama, 1818-
Member, Legislative Council, Alabama Territory, 1818-1819
Solicitor, First Judicial Circuit, Alabama, 1819-1821
State representative, Alabama, 1822-1823, 1829-1830
Judge, Alabama Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1823-1825
Private practice, Greene County, Alabama, 1826-1828
Judge, Supreme Court of Alabama, 1828-1829
Governor, Alabama, 1831-1835
Private practice, Mobile, Alabama, 1835-1846
U.S. representative from Alabama, 1847-1849

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