Daniel Ringo

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Daniel Ringo (October 27, 1803 - September 3, 1873) was a United States federal judge in Arkansas who sided with the Confederacy during the American Civil War.

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Born in Cross Plains, Kentucky, Ringo read law to enter the Bar in 1830. He was in private practice, in Little Rock, Arkansas Territory, 1830–1836, then Chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court from 1836-1844.

Ringo received a recess appointment from President Zachary Taylor on November 5, 1849, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Arkansas vacated by Benjamin Johnson. Formally nominated on December 21, 1849 Ringo was confirmed by the United States Senate, and received his commission, on June 10, 1850. On March 3, 1851, the District of Arkansas was divided into the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, and Ringo was reassigned by operation of law to be the judge for both districts. He resigned on May 6, 1861, and became a judge in the Confederate Government. After the Civil War, he resumed his private practice in Little Rock until he died there in 1873. He was buried in Mount Holly Cemetery, in Little Rock.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Benjamin Johnson
Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arkansas
November 5, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Newly created seat
Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
March 3, 1851 – May 6, 1861
Succeeded by
Henry Clay Caldwell
Preceded by
Newly created seat
Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
March 3, 1851 – May 6, 1861
Succeeded by
Henry Clay Caldwell