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John Baxter

Biography of John Baxter

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Baxter
  • First Name: John
  • Date of Birth: March , 5 , 1819
  • Place of Birth (POB): Rutherford County , North Carolina (US-NC, NC, 37, N.C., N. Car)
  • Date of Death: April , 2 , 1886
  • Place of Death (POD): Hot Springs , Arkansas (US-AR, AR, 05, Ark.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John Baxter Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Circuit Court (1869)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Rutherford B. Hayes ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 12/06/1877
  • Seat vacated by: Emmons , Halmer Hull
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 12/06/1877
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 12/12/1877
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 12/13/1877
  • Commission Date: 12/13/1877
  • Date of Termination: 04/02/1886
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

John Baxter in the Law School

  • Name of School: Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1841

John Baxter Career Path


  • Merchant, South Carolina, 1835-1839
  • Private practice, Rutherford, North Carolina, 1841-1849
  • Member, North Carolina House of Commons, 1842-1843, 1846-1848, 1852-1857
  • Private practice, Henderson, North Carolina, 1849-1857
  • Newspaper publisher, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1862
  • Private practice, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1857-1877
  • Nominated to U.S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit, October 25, 1877; no Senate vote


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