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Howell, David
Born January 1, 1747, in Morristown, NJ
Died July 30, 1824, in Providence, RI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Nominated by James Madison on November 12, 1812, to a seat vacated by David L. Barnes. Confirmed by the Senate on November 16, 1812, and received commission on November 17, 1812. Service terminated on July 30, 1824, due to death.

Education:
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), 1766
Rhode Island College (now Brown University), A.M., 1769

Professional Career:
Professor, Brown University, 1766-1824
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1768-1779, 1781-1782
Justice of the peace, Providence, Rhode Island, 1779
Justice, Rhode Island Court of Common Pleas, Providence County, 1780
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1782-1785
Associate justice, Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 1786-1787
Attorney general, State of Rhode Island, 1789
Boundary commissioner, New York City, 1794
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