History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Hitchcock, Samuel
Born March 23, 1755, in Brimfield, MA
Died November 20, 1813, in Burlington, VT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
Received a recess appointment from George Washington on September 3, 1793, to a seat vacated by Nathaniel Chipman; nominated to the same position by George Washington on December 27, 1793. Confirmed by the Senate on December 30, 1793, and received commission on January 28, 1794. Service terminated on February 20, 1801, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Court for the Second Circuit
Nominated by John Adams on February 18, 1801, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 89. Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1801, and received commission on February 20, 1801. Service terminated on July 1, 1802, due to abolition of the court.

Education:
Harvard College, 1777

Professional Career:
Private practice, Burlington, Vermont, 1786-1787
State's attorney, Chittenden County, Vermont, 1787-1790
Attorney general, State of Vermont, 1790-1793
State representative, Vermont, 1789-1793
Private practice, Vergennes and Burlington, Vermont, 1802-1813

 

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