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David Campbell Humphreys

Biography of David Campbell Humphreys

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Humphreys
  • First Name: David
  • Middle Name: Campbell
  • Date of Birth: November , 9 , 1817
  • Place of Birth (POB): Morgan County , Alabama (US-AL, AL, Ala.)
  • Date of Death: July , 12 , 1879
  • Place of Death (POD): Fairfax County , Virginia (US-VA, VA, 51, Va., Virg.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

David Campbell Humphreys Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Ulysses Grant ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 04/22/1870
  • Seat vacated by: Fisher , George P.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 04/22/1870
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 05/04/1870
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 05/10/1870
  • Commission Date: 05/13/1870
  • Date of Termination: 07/02/1879
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

David Campbell Humphreys Career Path


  • Private practice, Madison County, Alabama
  • State representative, Alabama, 1843, 1849, 1853, 1868
  • Planter and private practice, Huntsville, Alabama, 1850-
  • Confederate Army colonel
  • Nominated to U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama, January 13, 1873; Senate returned nomination to president, February 13, 1873


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