Judge West Hughes Humphreys

Born August 26, 1806, in Montgomery County, TN
Died October 16, 1882, in Nashville, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Nominated by Franklin Pierce on March 24, 1853, to a seat vacated by Morgan W. Brown; Confirmed by the Senate on March 26, 1853, and received commission on March 26, 1853. Service terminated on June 26, 1862, due to impeachment and conviction.

Judge, U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by Franklin Pierce on March 24, 1853, to a seat vacated by Morgan W. Brown; Confirmed by the Senate on March 26, 1853, and received commission on March 26, 1853. Service terminated on June 26, 1862, due to impeachment and conviction.

Judge, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Nominated by Franklin Pierce on March 24, 1853, to a seat vacated by Morgan W. Brown; Confirmed by the Senate on March 26, 1853, and received commission on March 26, 1853. Service terminated on June 26, 1862, due to impeachment and conviction.

Education:
Transylvania Law Department

Read law, 1828

Professional Career:
Private practice, Clarksville, Tennessee, 1828-1829
Private practice, Somerville, Tennessee, 1829-1839
Member, Tennessee House of Representatives, 1835-1838
State attorney general, Tennessee, 1839-1851
Reporter of Supreme Court of Tennessee, 1839-1851
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1851-1853
Judge, District Court of Tennessee, Confederate States of America, 1861-1865
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1866-1882

Race or Ethnicity: White

Gender: Male

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