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Name Turner, Ezekiel B.
City Austin
State TX
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 May 24, 1825, in Putney, VT
Died June 2, 1888, in Austin, TX

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

Born May 24, 1825, in Putney, VT
Died June 2, 1888, in Austin, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Received a recess appointment from Rutherford B. Hayes on November 18, 1880, to a seat vacated by Thomas H. DuVal; nominated to the same position by Rutherford B. Hayes on December 14, 1880. Confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 1880, and received commission on December 20, 1880. Service terminated on June 2, 1888, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1848

Professional Career:

Prosecutor, St. Joseph County, Michigan, 1850-
Justice of the peace, St. Joseph County, Michigan
Private practice, Austin, Texas, 1854-1861
Prosecutor, Brownsville, Texas, 1863-
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, 1866-1867
Attorney general, State of Texas, 1867-1870
Judge, Texas District Court, 1871-    ; Thirty-Second Judicial District, 1871-1876; Sixteenth Judicial District, 1876-

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, March 1, 1879; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, March 19, 1879; rejected by Senate, April 2, 1879


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