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Name Smith, Caleb Blood
City Indianapolis
State IN
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 April 16, 1808, in Boston, MA
Died January 7, 1864, in Indianapolis, IN

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

Born April 16, 1808, in Boston, MA
Died January 7, 1864, in Indianapolis, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Indiana
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on December 16, 1862, to a seat vacated by Elisha Huntington. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1862, and received commission on December 22, 1862. Service terminated on January 7, 1864, due to death.

Education:
Miami University, Ohio
Cincinnati College (now University of Cincinnati)
Read law, 1828

Professional Career:

Private practice, Connersville, Indiana, 1828-1843
Editor, Indiana Sentinel, 1832
State representative, Indiana, 1832-1837, 1840-1841
Commissioner to collect assets and adjust debts, Indiana, 1837
U.S. representative from Indiana, 1843-1849
Member, board of commissioners to adjust claims against Mexico, 1849-1851
Private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1851-1859
Secretary of the Interior, 1861-1863


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