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Encyclopedia > James F. Trotter

James Fisher Trotter (November 5, 1802 - March 9, 1866) was a United States Senator from Mississippi. Born in Brunswick County, Virginia, he moved to eastern Tennessee, attended private schools, and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1820 and commenced practice in Hamilton, Mississippi in 1823. From 1827 to 1829 he was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives and a member of the Mississippi Senate from 1829 to 1833. In 1833 he was judge of the circuit court of Mississippi; he was later appointed as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Black and served from January 22 to July 10, 1838, when he resigned. November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... --69. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Brunswick County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... A bar association is a professional body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... Hamilton, Mississippi, is a town in Monroe County, Mississippi. ... The Mississippi House of Representatives , in American politics, is the lower house of the state legislature of Mississippi. ... The Mississippi Senate, in American politics, is the upper house of the state legislature of Mississippi. ... Circuit courts previously were United States federal courts established in each federal judicial district. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... John Black (died August 29, 1854) was a politician from the U.S. state of Mississippi, most notably serving in the United States Senate as a Whig from 1832 to 1838. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


From 1839 to 1842, Trotter was judge of the Mississippi Supreme Court; he resigned in 1842 and moved to Holly Springs, where he resumed the practice of law in 1840. He was vice chancellor of the northern district of Mississippi from 1855 to 1857, and was professor of law at the University of Mississippi from 1860 to 1862. He was appointed circuit judge in 1866 and served until his death that year in Holly Springs. Interment was in Hill Crest Cemetery. The Supreme Court of Mississippi is the highest court in the state of Mississippi. ... Holly Springs is a city located in Marshall County, Mississippi. ... For other uses, see Chancellor (disambiguation). ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ...


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Preceded by
John Black
United States Senator (Class 1) from Mississippi
1838
Served alongside: Robert J. Walker
Succeeded by
Thomas H. Williams

 
 

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