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Austin Coleman Woolfolk, a civil war hero, was appointed judge of the Sixth Judicial District by Governor Cushman Davis to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge Franklin Waite effective October 1, 1874. He served three months, holding one term of court in late December 1874 in Mankato and, unexpectedly, a few days of a second term in January 1875 in Faribault. He was succeeded by Daniel Dickinson, who was elected to a seven year term in November 1874. In late 1875, seeking more hospitable climate, he moved to Colorado, where he died in 1880, at age forty-three.