- February 13:
- Theodore Howard McCaleb was reassigned from the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to the United States District Court for the District of Louisiana.
- Samuel Nelson received his commission to be a judge of the Supreme Court of the United States.
- August 30:
- Buckner Thruston died, ending his service on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
- September 10:
- December 6: