Benjamin F. Newman v. Vredenburgh Thompson et al.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Benjamin F. Newman v. Vredenburgh Thompson et al.
Case Date: 
1845
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Office Holding, Illegal

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
76
Notes / Description: 

Add. Defs: William Caldwell, Milton H. McSpaddon, Daniel Meek, Montgomery Thornburgh, Nathaniel Hann, Robert Martin, Samuel Moser [Maser?], Edward B. Snoddy, Edward Riggs, Thomas B. Rippato (all county justices who voted against Newman). Under TN law, illegal for defaulter to hold office. Def. adjudged Newman a defaulter (for state revenues unaccounted for by him as sheriff & collector), vacated his office, & elected new sheriff, Marcus J. Parrott. Newman said their action was illegal.