Thomas Porter Hawley was a United States federal judge.
Hawley, Thomas Porter was born on July 18, 1830 in Indiana, United States.
Born in Milan, Indiana, Hawley read law to enter the bar in 1857. He was in private practice in Nevada City, California from 1858 to 1868, serving as a district attorney for Nevada County, California from 1863 to 1864. He relocated his private practice to Hamilton, Nevada from 1868 to 1870, and then to Eureka, Nevada until 1872.
Hawley then served as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Nevada from 1872 to 1890. On August 30, 1890, Hawley was nominated by President Benjamin Harrison to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Nevadavacated by George M. Sabin. Hawley was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 9, 1890, and received his commission the same day.
Hawley retired from the bench on June 30, 1906. He died in San Francisco, California.
Married Miss M. Eudora Murrell, November 15, 1858 (died 1891).