Powhatan Ellis

Personal

Birthday: 
1/17/1790
Birthplace: 
Amherst County, VA
Date of Death: 
3/18/1863
Place of Death: 
Richmond, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1813-1814, 1815-1816
Prevost Guards of Virginia lieutenant, 1814
Private practice, Natchez, Mississippi, 1816, 1842-
Private practice, Winchester, Mississippi, 1816-1817
Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court, 1817-1818
Judge, Mississippi Supreme Court, 1818-1825
U.S. senator from Mississippi, 1825, 1827-1832
Charge d`affaires to Mexico, U.S. Department of State, 1836-1836
Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Mexico, U.S. Department of State, 1837-1842
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, -1863

Education

Name of School: 
Dickinson College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1810
Name of School - Second: 
College of William and Mary
Degree Year - Second: 
1814

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Mississippi
President Nominating: 
Andrew Jackson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
07/14/1832
Termination Date: 
01/05/1836
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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