David McKendree Key

Personal

Birthday: 
1/27/1824
Birthplace: 
Greene County, TN
Date of Death: 
2/3/1900
Place of Death: 
Chattanooga, TN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
Hiwassee College
Degree Year: 
1850
Name of School - Second: 
East Tennessee University (now University of Tennessee)
Degree - Second: 
A.M.
Name of School - Third: 
Read law
Degree Year - Third: 
1850

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Court Name: 

Tennessee Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Rutherford B. Hayes
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
05/27/1880
Termination Date: 
01/21/1895
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Court Name - Second: 

Tennessee Middle District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
05/27/1880
Termination Date - Second: 
01/21/1895
Termination Reason - Second: 
Retirement
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