Matthew Hall McAllister

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Matthew Hall McAllister (1800-1865) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the California Circuit.

He was nominated by President Franklin Pierce on March 2, 1855. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1855, and received commission that same day. He resigned on January 12, 1863.


  • Princeton University
  • Read law, 1820

Professional career

  • Private practice, Savannah, Georgia, 1820-1849
  • U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, 1827-1834
  • Georgia state senator, 1834-1837
  • Mayor of Savannah, Georgia, 1837-1839
  • Alderman, City of Savannah, Georgia, 1839-1841
  • Democratic candidate for State Governor, Georgia, 1845
  • Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1850-1853
  • Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia, 1853

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