Judges

Judge John McNairy

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Born March 30, 1762, in Lancaster County, PA
Died November 12, 1837, near Nashville, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Tennessee
Nominated by George Washington on February 17, 1797, to a new seat created by 1 Stat. 496; Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1797, and received commission on February 20, 1797. Service terminated on April 29, 1802, due to assignment to another court.

Judge, U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Reassigned April 29, 1802; Service terminated on September 1, 1833, due to resignation.

Judge, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

Judge Morgan Welles Brown

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Born 1800 in Clarksville, TN
Died March 7, 1853, in Nashville, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Nominated by Andrew Jackson on December 18, 1833, to a seat vacated by John McNairy; Confirmed by the Senate on December 31, 1833, and received commission on January 3, 1834. Service terminated on March 7, 1853, due to death.

Judge, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Nominated by Andrew Jackson on December 18, 1833, to a seat vacated by John McNairy; Confirmed by the Senate on December 31, 1833, and received commission on January 3, 1834. Service terminated on March 7, 1853, due to death.

Judge, U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee

McNairy, John

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Judge Manuscript Information

U. S. District Court, District of Tennessee (1797-1802)U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee (1802-1833)U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee (1802-1833)Tennessee State Library and Archives Nashville, Tenn. John Overton Murdock collection, 1780-1851; 2 ft. (ca. 900 items); finding aid; correspondence; microfilm copy available in the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Judge Aleta Arthur Trauger

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Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by William J. Clinton on September 22, 1998, to a seat vacated by John T. Nixon; Confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1998, and received commission on October 22, 1998.

Education:
Cornell College, B.A., 1968
Vanderbilt University, M.A., 1972

Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Clerk / associate, private practice, Tennessee, 1974-1977
Assistant U.S. attorney, Middle District of Tennessee, 1977-1979, 1980-1982