Thomas Richard Purnell

Personal

Birthday: 
11/11/1847
Birthplace: 
Wilmington, NC
Date of Death: 
12/19/1908
Place of Death: 
Raleigh, NC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland and Salem, North Carolina, 1870-1873
Librarian, State of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1873-1876
State representative, North Carolina, 1876-1877
Commissioner, U.S. Circuit Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1877-1891
State senator, North Carolina, 1883-1884
Private practice, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1876-1897
Candidate for attorney general, State of North Carolina, 1892

Education

Name of School: 
Trinity College (now Duke University)
Degree Year: 
1869
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1869

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
Court Name: 

North Carolina Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
William McKinley
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
05/05/1897
Termination Date: 
12/19/1908
Termination Reason: 
Death
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