History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
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.

Education:
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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