History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Lewis, William
Born January 22, 1752, in Edgemont, PA
Died August 16, 1819, in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Pennsylvania
Received a recess appointment from George Washington on July 14, 1791, to a seat vacated by Francis Hopkinson; nominated to the same position by George Washington on October 31, 1791. Confirmed by the Senate on November 7, 1791, and received commission on November 7, 1791. Service terminated on January 4, 1792, due to resignation.

Education:
Read law, 1773

Professional Career:
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1773-1787, 1792-1817
State representative, Pennsylvania, 1787-1789
U.S. attorney for the District of Pennsylvania, 1789-1791

 

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