Maxey, Thomas Sheldon, 1846-1921

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Thomas Sheldon Maxey was born to Robert and Harriet Virginia Maxey in Brandon, Mississippi in 1846. After fighting for the Confederate Army during the Civil War, Maxey graduated from the University of Virginia with a law degree in 1869 and served in the Mississippi legislature. He practiced law in Jefferson, Texas, before moving to Austin in 1877 and married Mary Frances Campbell a year later. In 1888, President Grover Cleveland appointed him United States district judge for the Western District of Texas, a post he held until 1916. He died in 1921.

Source: “Maxey, Thomas Sheldon,” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed on February 11, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fma86.

From the guide to the Thomas Sheldon Maxey Papers 1955., 1868-1933, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Thomas Sheldon Maxey was born to Robert and Harriet Virginia Maxey in Brandon, Mississippi in 1846.

After fighting for the Confederate Army during the Civil War, Maxey graduated from the University of Virginia with a law degree in 1869 and served in the Mississippi legislature. He practiced law in Jefferson, Texas, before moving to Austin in 1877 and married Mary Frances Campbell a year later. In 1888, President Grover Cleveland appointed him United States district judge for the Western District of Texas, a post he held until 1916. He died in 1921.

Source: "Maxey, Thomas Sheldon," Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed on February 11, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fma86.

From the description of Thomas Sheldon Maxey Papers, 1868-1933 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 707396536

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Birth 1846-09-01

Death 1921-12-05

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