G.F. Shepley appointment as circuit judge, Washington, 1869

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George F. Shepley of Portland received an official appointment as circuit judge of the First Judicial Circuit of the U.S.

Shepley (1819-1878), who had been a U.S. attorney in Portland before the Civil War, was commander of the 12th Maine Regiment, military commandant of New Orleans, military governor of Louisiana, and military commander of Eastern Virginia.

A Democrat before the war, he switched allegiance and became a Republican afterwards.

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About This Item

  • Title: G.F. Shepley appointment as circuit judge, Washington, 1869
  • Creator: Pleasants, M. F.
  • Creation Date: 1869-12-29
  • Subject Date: 1869
  • Town: Portland, Washington
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: DC, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25 cm x 19.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 4/8
  • Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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