William Preston to Rutherford B. Hayes

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Preston to Rutherford B. Hayes
Date
1877 May 24
Creator
Preston, William, 1816-1887
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Judges--Selection and appointment.
Judges--United States.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2011MS205: [identification of item], William Preston to Rutherford B. Hayes, 1877 May 24, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Bland Ballard (1819-1879) was a United States federal judge. Born in Shelby County, Kentucky, Ballard spent most of his adult life in Louisville, Kentucky.
William Preston (1816-1887) was a lawyer, diplomat, and politician born near Louisville, Kentucky, in 1816. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1838 and practiced law in Louisville until the outbreak of the Mexican War. During the war he served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. He served as Minister to Spain from 1858 until 1861. In August of 1861 he joined the Confederate Army, becoming a brigadier general. Jefferson Davis appointed Preston as the Confederate Minister to Mexico in January 1864.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of a letter from William Preston to Rutherford B. Hayes concerning the possible appointment of Bland Ballard to the United States Circuit Court for the Sixth Circuit.

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