History of the Federal Judiciary


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Iredell, James
Born October 5, 1751, in Lewes, England
Died October 20, 1799, in Edenton, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by George Washington on February 8, 1790, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 73. Confirmed by the Senate on February 10, 1790, and received commission on February 10, 1790. Service terminated on October 20, 1799, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Southern Circuit, Spring 1790-Fall 1790, Fall 1791-Spring 1792, Spring 1794, Spring 1798
Middle Circuit, Spring 1791-Fall 1791, Spring 1793, Fall 1795-Spring 1796, Spring 1797, Spring 1799
Eastern Circuit, Fall 1792, Spring 1795


Education:
Read law, 1770

Professional Career:
Comptroller of customs, Edenton, North Carolina, 1768-1774
Private practice, Edenton, North Carolina, 1773-1790
Collector of customs, Port Roanoke, North Carolina, 1774-1776
Member, commission to draft and revise the laws of North Carolina, 1776
Judge, North Carolina Superior Court, 1777
Attorney general, State of North Carolina, 1779-1781
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