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.

Education:
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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