History of the Federal Judiciary


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Law, Richard
Born March 7, 1733, in Milford, CT
Died January 26, 1806, in New London, CT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
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 January 26, 1806, due to death.

Education:
Yale College, 1751
Read law, 1755

Professional Career:
Private practice, Milford, Connecticut, 1755-1757
Private practice, New London, Connecticut, 1757-1765
Justice of the peace, New London, Connecticut, 1765-1775
Member, Connecticut General Assembly, 1765-1776
Chief judge, New London County [Connecticut] Court, 1773-1784
Clerk, Connecticut General Assembly, 1774-1776
Assistant, Connecticut General Assembly, 1776-1786
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1774, 1776, 1777, 1780-1783
Judge, New London [Connecticut] Superior Court, 1784-1789; chief judge, 1786-1789
Mayor, New London, Connecticut, 1784-1806
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