Thomas Settle (judge)

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Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
In office
January 30, 1877 December 1, 1888
Appointed by Ulysses S. Grant
Preceded by Philip Fraser
Succeeded by Charles Swayne
United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Peru
In office
May 13, 1871 November 22, 1871
President Ulysses S. Grant
Preceded by Alvin Peterson Hovey
Succeeded by Francis Thomas
Personal details
Born
Thomas Settle

(1831-01-23)January 23, 1831
Rockingham County,
North Carolina
DiedDecember 1, 1888(1888-12-01) (aged 57)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Children Thomas Settle
Father Thomas Settle
Relatives David Settle Reid
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (A.B.)
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Thomas Settle (January 23, 1831 – December 1, 1888) was a United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Peru, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

United States federal judge position in the USA

In the United States, the title of federal judge means a judge appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate pursuant to the Appointments Clause in Article II of the United States Constitution.

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida is a federal court in the Eleventh Circuit.

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Education and career

Born on January 23, 1831, in Rockingham County, North Carolina, [1] Settle received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1850 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and read law [1] at Richmond Hill Law School [ citation needed ] in 1854. [1] He was private secretary to Governor of North Carolina David Settle Reid from 1850 to 1854. [1] He entered private practice in Rockingham County in 1854. [1] He was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons (now the North Carolina House of Representatives) from 1854 to 1859, serving as Speaker from 1858 to 1859. [1] He resumed private practice in North Carolina from 1860 to 1861. [1] He was solicitor for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of North Carolina in 1861, and from 1862 to 1868. [1] He was a Captain in the Confederate States Army from 1861 to 1862. [1] He was a member of the North Carolina Senate and Speaker of that body from 1866 to 1868. [1] He was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina from 1868 to 1871, and from 1872 to 1876. [1] He served as United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Peru in 1871. [1]

Rockingham County, North Carolina County in the United States

Rockingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 93,643. Its county seat is Wentworth. The county is known as "North Carolina's North Star."

North Carolina State of the United States of America

North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. North Carolina is the 28th-most extensive and the 9th-most populous of the U.S. states. The state is divided into 100 counties. The capital is Raleigh, which along with Durham and Chapel Hill is home to the largest research park in the United States. The most populous municipality is Charlotte, which is the second-largest banking center in the United States after New York City.

A Bachelor of Arts is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both. Bachelor of Arts programs generally take three to four years depending on the country, institution, and specific specializations, majors, or minors. The word baccalaureus should not be confused with baccalaureatus, which refers to the one- to two-year postgraduate Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree in some countries.

Federal judicial service

Settle was nominated by President Ulysses S. Grant on January 26, 1877, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida vacated by Judge Philip Fraser. [1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 30, 1877, and received his commission the same day. [1] His service terminated on December 1, 1888, due to his death in Raleigh, North Carolina. [1]

Ulysses S. Grant 18th president of the United States

Ulysses S. Grant was an American soldier, politician, and international statesman who served as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877. During the American Civil War, General Grant, with President Abraham Lincoln, led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy. During the Reconstruction Era, President Grant led the Republicans in their efforts to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism, racism, and slavery.

Philip Fraser was a United States federal judge.

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Family

Settle's father was also named Thomas Settle, as was his son, Thomas Settle.[ citation needed ] Both his father and his son served in the United States Congress.[ citation needed ]. He was the cousin of North Carolina Governor David Settle Reid, under whom he had served as private secretary.[ citation needed ]

Thomas Settle was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina from 1817 to 1821.

Thomas Settle was a lawyer and member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina.

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The Biographical Directory of Federal Judges is a publication of the Federal Judicial Center providing basic biographical information on all past and present United States federal court Article III judges.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Alvin Peterson Hovey
United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Peru
1871
Succeeded by
Francis Thomas
Legal offices
Preceded by
Philip Fraser
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
1877–1888
Succeeded by
Charles Swayne