Born: February 9, 1764
Gloucester County, Virginia

Died: August 30, 1845
Washington, D.C.

Buckner Thruston

Judge, Circuit Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by James Madison on December 12, 1809; Confirmed by the Senate on 12/13/1809, and received commission on December 14, 1809. Service terminated on August 30, 1845, due to death.

Education:
College of William and Mary, A.B., 1783

Frame Dimensions
39.25″ x 33.75″

Canvas Dimensions
29.5″ x 25″

Overall Condition
Good. Some cracks in frame; paint slightly creased; some evidence of past conservation efforts; unclear if frame is original.

Artist
The signature on the back of the canvas appears to say, “TUFF.” There is no additional information available at this time.

Year Painted
1884

Professional Career:

Private practice, Lexington County, Virginia, 1788-1789
Member, Virginia General Assembly, 1789
Private practice, Lexington, Kentucky, 1791-1792
Commissioner, boundary dispute between Kentucky and Virginia, 1791
Judge, Kentucky State District Court, 1791
Clerk, Kentucky State Senate, 1792-1794
Private practice, Lexington, Kentucky, 1794-1802
Judge, Kentucky State Circuit Court, 1802-1803
Private practice, Lexington, Kentucky, 1803-1805
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Territory of Orleans, 1805 (Declined)
U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1805-1809

Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Ky.

  • Thruston family letters, 1806-1820; 13 items; correspondence.

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

  • Robert Alexander papers, 1774-1849; 3 microfilm reels; finding aid; correspondence.
Judges of the D.C. Circuit Courts