James Hughes

Personal

Birthday: 
11/24/1823
Birthplace: 
Bladensburg, MD
Date of Death: 
10/21/1873
Place of Death: 
Bladensburg, MD
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Bloomington and Bedford, Indiana, 1842-1852
U.S. Army lieutenant, Mexican War
Judge, Indiana Circuit Court, Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1852-1856
Professor of law, Indiana University, 1853-1856
U.S. representative from Indiana, 1857-1859
Cotton agent, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1865-1866
State representative, Indiana, 1866-1868
State senator, Indiana, 1868-1869
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1869-1873

Education

Name of School: 
Indiana University
Name of School - Second: 
U.S. Military Academy
Name of School - Third: 
Read law
Degree Year - Third: 
1842

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Court of Claims
Court Name: 

United States Court of Federal Claims

President Nominating: 
James Buchanan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
01/18/1860
Termination Date: 
12/01/1864
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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