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Name Shields, William Bayard
City Natchez
State MS
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:

Shields, William Bayard
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Shields, William Bayard
Born 1780, MD
Died April 19, 1823, in Natchez, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Mississippi
Nominated by James Monroe on April 20, 1818, to a new seat authorized by 3 Stat. 413. Confirmed by the Senate on April 20, 1818, and received commission on April 20, 1818. Service terminated on April 18, 1823, due to death.

Education:
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Professional Career:
Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, -1802
Secretary of state, State of Delaware, 1802
Private practice, Natchez, Mississippi, 1803-1809, -1812, 1814-1817
U.S. agent to adjust land claims west of the Pearl River, 1804
Territorial legislator, Mississippi Territory, 1808-1809, 1813-1814
Attorney general, Mississippi Territory, 1809-
Judge, Mississippi Superior Court, 1817-1818

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