History of the Federal Judiciary


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Johnson, William Jr.
Born December 27, 1771, in St. James Goose Creek, SC
Died August 4, 1834, in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Thomas Jefferson on March 22, 1804, to a seat vacated by Alfred Moore. Confirmed by the Senate on March 24, 1804, and received commission on March 26, 1804. Service terminated on August 4, 1834, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Sixth Circuit, March 29, 1804-August 4, 1834

Education:
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), A.B., 1790
Read law, 1793

Professional Career:
Private practice, South Carolina, 1793-1794
State representative, South Carolina, 1794-1799; speaker, 1798-1799
Judge, South Carolina Court of Common Pleas, 1799-1804
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