Private practice, New Kent County, Virginia, 1824-
State delegate, Virginia
Commonwealth`s attorney, New Kent Circuit, Virginia, -1844
Judge, Confederate District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1861-1865
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1874
Professor of law, University of Richmond, 1867-1874
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