History of the Federal Judiciary

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Marchant, Henry
Born April 9, 1741, in Martha`s Vineyard, MA
Died August 30, 1796, in Newport, RI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Nominated by George Washington on July 2, 1790, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 128. Confirmed by the Senate on July 3, 1790, and received commission on July 3, 1790. Service terminated on August 30, 1796, due to death.

College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania), A.M., 1762
Read law, 1767

Professional Career:
Private practice, Newport, Rhode Island, 1767-1777
Attorney general, State of Rhode Island, 1771-1777
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1777-1779
Private practice/farmer, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, 1780-1784
State representative, Rhode Island, 1784-1790
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