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Name Key, David McKendree
City Chattanooga
State TN
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 January 27, 1824, in Greene County, TN
Died February 3, 1900, in Chattanooga, TN

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

Born January 27, 1824, in Greene County, TN
Died February 3, 1900, in Chattanooga, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
Nominated by Rutherford B. Hayes on May 19, 1880, to a seat vacated by Connally F. Trigg. Confirmed by the Senate on May 27, 1880, and received commission on May 27, 1880. Service terminated on January 21, 1895, due to retirement.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by Rutherford B. Hayes on May 19, 1880, to a seat vacated by Connally F. Trigg. Confirmed by the Senate on May 27, 1880, and received commission on May 27, 1880. Service terminated on January 21, 1895, due to retirement.

Education:
East Tennessee University (now University of Tennessee), A.M.
Read law, 1850
Hiwassee College, 1850

Professional Career:

Private practice, Madisonville, Tennessee, 1850-1852
Private practice, Kingston, Tennessee, 1852-1853
Private practice, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1853-1861, 1865-1880
Confederate Army, 1861-1865
Chancellor, Tennessee Chancery Court, Third Judicial District, 1870-1875
U.S. senator from Tennessee, 1875-1877
Postmaster general of the United States, 1877-1880


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