Andrew Phelps McCormick

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Andrew Phelps McCormick (December 18, 1832 – November 2, 1916) was a United States federal judge.

Born in what later became Brazoria County, Texas (then part of Mexico), McCormick received an A.B. from Centre College in 1854 and read law in 1855. He was in private practice in Brazoria, Texas from 1855 to 1861, becoming a Texas district judge in 1856. He was in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, from 1861 to 1865, and was thereafter again a judge of the Brazoria County Court and a probate judge from 1865 to 1866. He was a judge on the Texas District Court for Brazoria and Galveston Counties from 1871 to 1876. He served in the Texas State Senate from 1876 to 1879, and was then the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas in 1879.

On April 7, 1879, McCormick was nominated by President Rutherford B. Hayes to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas created by 20 Stat. 318. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 10, 1879, and received his commission the same day. On January 5, 1892, President Benjamin Harrison nominated McCormick for elevation to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit created by 26 Stat 826. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 17, 1892, and received his commission the same day. McCormick served in that capacity until his death, in 1916, in Waco, Texas.

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