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Name Jones, William Giles
City Mobile
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 Sep 27, 2017:

Born November 7, 1808, in Powhatan County, VA
Died April 1, 1883, in Mobile, AL

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born November 7, 1808, in Powhatan County, VA
Died April 1, 1883, in Mobile, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Received a recess appointment from James Buchanan on September 29, 1859, to a seat vacated by John Gayle; nominated to the same position by James Buchanan on January 23, 1860. Confirmed by the Senate on January 30, 1860, and received commission on January 30, 1860. Service terminated on January 12, 1861, due to resignation.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Received a recess appointment from James Buchanan on September 29, 1859, to a seat vacated by John Gayle; nominated to the same position by James Buchanan on January 23, 1860. Confirmed by the Senate on January 30, 1860, and received commission on January 30, 1860. Service terminated on January 12, 1861, due to resignation.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
Received a recess appointment from James Buchanan on September 29, 1859, to a seat vacated by John Gayle; nominated to the same position by James Buchanan on January 23, 1860. Confirmed by the Senate on January 30, 1860, and received commission on January 30, 1860. Service terminated on January 12, 1861, due to resignation.

Education:
Hampden-Sydney College
University of Virginia
Read law, 1830

Professional Career:

Private practice, Virginia, 1830-1834
Clerk, U.S. Land Office, Demopolis, Alabama, 1834-
Private practice, Greene and Eutaw, Alabama, 1836-1843
State representative, Alabama, 1843, 1849, 1857
Private practice, Mobile, Alabama, 1843-1860, 1866-1883
Judge, Confederate District Court, District of Alabama, 1861-1865


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