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Name Hunt, William Henry
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born June 12, 1823, in Charleston, SC
Died February 27, 1884, in St. Petersburg, Russia
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born June 12, 1823, in Charleston, SC
Died February 27, 1884, in St. Petersburg, Russia

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Nominated by Rutherford B. Hayes on April 18, 1878, to a seat vacated by Ebenezer Peck. Confirmed by the Senate on May 15, 1878, and received commission on May 15, 1878. Service terminated on March 11, 1881, due to resignation.

Education:
Yale College
Yale Law School
Read law with Theodore Hunt and Randell Hunt, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1844

Professional Career:

Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1844-1878
Confederate Army lieutenant colonel, 1862
Acting professor of civil law, University of Louisiana Law School, 1866
Attorney general, State of Louisiana, 1876-1877
Secretary of the Navy, 1881-1882
Minister to Russia, U.S. Department of State, 1882-1884


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