History of the Federal Judiciary

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Hopkinson, Francis
Born October 2, 1737, in Philadelphia, PA
Died May 9, 1791, in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by George Washington on September 24, 1789, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 73. Confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 1789, and received commission on September 26, 1789. Service terminated on May 9, 1791, due to death.

College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania), A.B., 1757
College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania), A.M., 1760

Professional Career:
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1761-1766
Collector of customs, Salem, New Jersey, 1763
Merchant, Bordentown, New Jersey, 1768-1772
Collector of customs, New Castle, Delaware, 1772-1773
Private practice, Bordentown, New Jersey, 1773-1774
Member, Governor's Council of New Jersey, 1774-1776
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1776
Member, Navy Board, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1776-1777
Treasurer, Continental Loan Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1778-1781
Judge, Admiralty Court of Pennsylvania, 1779-1789
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