John Gayle

Personal

Birthday: 
9/11/1792
Birthplace: 
Sumter County, SC
Date of Death: 
7/21/1859
Place of Death: 
Jacksonville, AL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, St. Stephens, Alabama, 1818-
Member, Legislative Council, Alabama Territory, 1818-1819
Solicitor, First Judicial Circuit, Alabama, 1819-1821
State representative, Alabama, 1822-1823, 1829-1830
Judge, Alabama Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1823-1825
Private practice, Greene County, Alabama, 1826-1828
Judge, Supreme Court of Alabama, 1828-1829
Governor, Alabama, 1831-1835
Private practice, Mobile, Alabama, 1835-1846
U.S. representative from Alabama, 1847-1849

Education

Name of School: 

University of South Carolina School of Law

Founded in 1867, the mission of the School of Law is to teach law through in-depth study; to contribute through faculty and student research to the common good, to the fund of legal knowledge, and to legal development and reform; and to cooperate with state government, the community, and the organized Bar in developing and implementing appropriate programs in legal research, law reform, criminal justice reform, and continuing legal education.

Degree Year: 
1813
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1818

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Court Name: 

Alabama Middle District Court

President Nominating: 
Zachary Taylor
Party Affiliation of President: 
Whig
Commission Date: 
03/13/1849
Termination Date: 
07/21/1859
Termination Reason: 
Death
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Court Name - Second: 

Alabama Northern District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
03/13/1849
Termination Date - Second: 
07/21/1859
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
Court Name - Third: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Court Name - Third: 

Alabama Southern District Court

Commission Date - Third: 
03/13/1849
Termination Date - Third: 
07/21/1859
Termination Reason - Third: 
Death
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