George Washington Brooks

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George Washington Brooks
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Andrew Johnson
Active:   1/22/1866 - 1/6/1882
Preceded by:   17 Stat. 215
Succeeded by:   Augustus Sherrill Seymour
Personal History
Born:   1821
Deceased:   1882
Law School:   Read Law (1846)

George Washington Brooks (1821-1882) was a federal judge on the United States District Courts for the Albemarle, Cape Fear, & Pamptico Districts of North Carolina. In 1872, he was transferred to the new United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.[1]

He received a recess appointment from President Andrew Johnson on August 19, 1865 to a seat vacated by Asa Biggs. On December 20, 1865, he was officially nominated. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 22, 1866, and received commission that same day. He was assigned to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina on June 4, 1872. He served until his death on January 6, 1882.[1]

Early life and education

  • Read law, 1846[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 1846-1852
  • Representative, North Carolina House of Commons, 1852
  • Private practice, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 1853-1865
  • Representative, North Carolina House of Commons, 1865-1866[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of North Carolina

Brooks received a recess appointment from President Andrew Johnson on August 19, 1865 to a seat vacated by Asa Biggs. On December 20, 1865, he was officially nominated. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 22, 1866, and received commission that same day. He was assigned to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina on June 4, 1872. He served until his death on January 6, 1882.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Eastern District of North Carolina
1866–1882
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Augustus Sherrill Seymour