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Drury A. Hinton

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IntroAmerican politician
Is Lawyer
From United States of America

Type Law


Drury A. Hinton (born Petersburg, Virginia; date of death unknown) was an American lawyer, politician, and judge who most notably served on Virginia’s Supreme Court of Appeals from 1883 until 1894. Hinton studied law at the University of Virginia. His studies were interrupted by the Civil War; in March 1861, he joined the 41st Virginia Infantry of the Confederate Army, where he served until the end of the war. He was admitted to the bar in August 1866 and elected as the Commonwealth’s Attorney and Corporation Counsel for the City of Petersburg in 1872, positions which he held until being elected to the Supreme Court of Appeals in 1883. He resigned the high bench in 1894 and returned to private practice in Petersburg.