Robert William Hughes

Personal

Birthday: 
1/16/1821
Birthplace: 
Powhatan County, VA
Date of Death: 
12/10/1901
Place of Death: 
near Abingdon, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1846-1853
Editor, Richmond [Virginia] Examiner, 1853-1857, 1861-1865
Editor, Washington [D.C.] Union, 1857-1861
Editor, Richmond [Virginia] Republic, 1865-1866
Private practice, Virginia, 1866-1869
Editor, Richmond [Virginia] State Journal, 1869-1870
Private practice, Abingdon, Virginia, 1870-1871
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia, 1871-1873

Education

Name of School: 
Read law
Degree Year: 
1846

Judicial Career

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

Virginia Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Ulysses Grant
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
01/14/1874
Termination Date: 
02/22/1898
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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