William Bayard Shields

Personal

Birthday: 
1780
Birthplace: 
MD
Date of Death: 
4/19/1823
Place of Death: 
Natchez, MS
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, -1802
Secretary of state, State of Delaware, 1802
Private practice, Natchez, Mississippi, 1803-1809, -1812, 1814-1817
U.S. agent to adjust land claims west of the Pearl River, 1804
Territorial legislator, Mississippi Territory, 1808-1809, 1813-1814
Attorney general, Mississippi Territory, 1809-
Judge, Mississippi Superior Court, 1817-1818

Education

Name of School: 
Read law

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Mississippi
President Nominating: 
James Monroe
Party Affiliation of President: 
Jeffersonian Republican
Commission Date: 
04/20/1818
Termination Date: 
04/18/1823
Termination Reason: 
Death
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