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Thomas Richard Purnell

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Thomas Richard Purnell
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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:   William McKinley
Active:   5/5/1897 - 12/19/1908
Preceded by:   Augustus Sherrill Seymour
Succeeded by:   Henry Groves Connor
Personal History
Born:   1847
Deceased:   1908
Undergraduate:   Read Law (1869)
Law School:   Trinity College (1869)

Thomas Richard Purnell (1847-1908) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.[1]

He was nominated by President William McKinley on April 26, 1897. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 5, 1897, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on December 19, 1908.[1]

Early life and education

  • Read law, 1869
  • Trinity College, 1869[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland and Salem, North Carolina, 1870-1873
  • Librarian, State of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1873-1876
  • Member, North Carolina House of Representatives, 1876-1877
  • Commissioner, U.S. Circuit Court for the Fourth Circuit, 1877-1891
  • Member, North Carolina State Senate, 1883-1884
  • Private practice, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1876-1897
  • Candidate for state attorney general, North Carolina, 1892[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of North Carolina

Purnell was nominated by President William McKinley on April 26, 1897. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 5, 1897, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on December 19, 1908.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Augustus Sherrill Seymour
Eastern District of North Carolina
1897–1908
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Henry Groves Connor