Thomas Porter Hawley

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Thomas Porter Hawley
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
In office
September 9, 1890 – June 30, 1906
Appointed byBenjamin Harrison
Preceded byGeorge Myron Sabin
Succeeded byEdward Silsby Farrington
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada
In office
1872–1890
Preceded byJames F. Lewis
Succeeded byRensselaer R. Bigelow
Personal details
Born
Thomas Porter Hawley

(1830-07-18)July 18, 1830
Milan, Indiana
DiedOctober 7, 1907(1907-10-07) (aged 77)
San Francisco, California
Educationread law

Thomas Porter Hawley (July 18, 1830 – October 7, 1907) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Milan, Indiana, Hawley read law to enter the bar in 1857. He was in private practice in Nevada City, California from 1858 to 1868, serving as a district attorney for Nevada County, California from 1863 to 1864. He relocated his private practice to Hamilton, Nevada from 1868 to 1870, and then to Eureka, Nevada until 1872. Hawley then served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada from 1872 to 1890.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On August 30, 1890, Hawley was nominated by President Benjamin Harrison to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Nevada vacated by Judge George Myron Sabin. Hawley was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 9, 1890, and received his commission the same day. Hawley retired from the bench on June 30, 1906. He died in San Francisco, California.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
James F. Lewis
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada
1872–1890
Succeeded by
Rensselaer R. Bigelow
Preceded by
George Myron Sabin
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
1890–1906
Succeeded by
Edward Silsby Farrington