William Henry Hunt

Personal

Birthday: 
6/12/1823
Birthplace: 
Charleston, SC
Date of Death: 
2/27/1884
Place of Death: 
St. Petersburg, Russia
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1844-1878
Confederate Army lieutenant colonel, 1862
Acting professor of civil law, University of Louisiana Law School, 1866
Attorney general, State of Louisiana, 1876-1877
Secretary of the Navy, 1881-1882
Minister to Russia, U.S. Department of State, 1882-1884

Education

Name of School: 
Yale College
Name of School - Second: 

Yale University Law School

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School, is one of the world's premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. Small by design, our impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through 17 centers and projects.

Name of School - Third: 
Read law with Theodore Hunt and Randell Hunt, New Orleans, Louisiana
Degree Year - Third: 
1844

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Court of Claims
Court Name: 

United States Court of Federal Claims

President Nominating: 
Rutherford B. Hayes
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
05/15/1878
Termination Date: 
03/11/1881
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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