Thomas Richard Purnell
|Thomas Richard Purnell|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina|
|Appointed by:||William McKinley|
|Active:||5/5/1897 - 12/19/1908|
|Preceded by:||Augustus Sherrill Seymour|
|Succeeded by:||Henry Groves Connor|
|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.
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.
Early life and education
- Read law, 1869
- Trinity College, 1869
- 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
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.
|Federal judicial offices|
Augustus Sherrill Seymour
|Eastern District of North Carolina
Henry Groves Connor
|Magistrate judges||James Gates • Robert Jones, Jr. • Kimberly A. Swank •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|