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John Baxter (March 5, 1819 – April 2, 1886) was a United States federal judge.

Baxter was born in Rutherford County, North Carolina. He read law in 1841. He was a Merchant, South Carolina from 1835 to 1839. He was in private practice in Rutherford, North Carolina from 1841 to 1849. He was a Member, North Carolina State Legislature, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1842-1843 from 1846 to 1848 and from 1852 to 1857. He was in private practice in Henderson, North Carolina from 1849 to 1857. He was a Newspaper publisher, Knoxville, Tennessee in 1862. He was in private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee from 1857 to 1877.

Baxter was a federal judge on the United States circuit court for the Sixth Circuit. Baxter was nominated by President Rutherford B. Hayes on December 6, 1877, to a seat vacated by Halmer Hull Emmons. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 13, 1877, and received his commission the same day. Baxter's service was terminated on April 2, 1886, due to death.

He died in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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