Thomas Sheldon Maxey

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Thomas Sheldon Maxey
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
In office
June 25, 1888 December 12, 1916
Appointed by Grover Cleveland
Preceded by Ezekiel B. Turner
Succeeded by DuVal West
Personal details
Born
Thomas Sheldon Maxey

(1846-09-01)September 1, 1846
Brandon, Mississippi
DiedDecember 5, 1921(1921-12-05) (aged 75)
Austin, Texas
Education University of Virginia School of Law (LL.B.)

Thomas Sheldon Maxey (September 1, 1846 – December 5, 1921) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

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United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is a federal district court. The court convenes in San Antonio with divisions in Austin, Del Rio, El Paso, Midland, Pecos, and Waco. It has jurisdiction in over 50 Trans-Pecos, Permian Basin, and Hill Country counties of the U.S. state of Texas. This district covers over 92,000 square miles (240,000 km2) and seven divisions.

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Education and career

Born in Brandon, Mississippi, Maxey was in the Confederate States Army from 1864 to 1865, then received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1869. He was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1870. He was in private practice in Jefferson, Texas from 1871 to 1877, serving as city attorney for Jefferson from 1875 to 1877 before moving his private practice to Austin, Texas from 1877 to 1888. [1]

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Federal judicial service

On June 18, 1888, Maxey was nominated by President Grover Cleveland to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas vacated by Judge Ezekiel B. Turner. Maxey was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 25, 1888, and received his commission the same day. He retired on December 12, 1916. Maxey died on December 5, 1921, in Austin. [1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Ezekiel B. Turner
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
1888–1916
Succeeded by
DuVal West