Judge David McKendree Key

Born January 27, 1824, in Greene County, TN
Died February 3, 1900, in Chattanooga, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by Rutherford B. Hayes on May 19, 1880, to a seat vacated by Connally F. Trigg; Confirmed by the Senate on May 27, 1880, and received commission on May 27, 1880. Service terminated on January 21, 1895, due to retirement.

Judge, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Nominated by Rutherford B. Hayes on May 19, 1880, to a seat vacated by Connally F. Trigg; Confirmed by the Senate on May 27, 1880, and received commission on May 27, 1880. Service terminated on January 21, 1895, due to retirement.

Education:
University of Tennessee, A.M.

Read law, 1850

Hiwassee College, 1850

Professional Career:
Private practice, Madisonville, Tennessee, 1850-1852
Private practice, Kingston, Tennessee, 1852-1853
Private practice, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1853-1861
Confederate Army, 1861-1865
Private practice, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1865-1880
Chancellor, 3rd Chancery District of Tennessee, 1870-1875
U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1875-1877
U.S. Postmaster General, 1877-1880

Race or Ethnicity: White

Gender: Male

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