History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Paine, Elijah
Born January 21, 1757, in Brooklyn, CT
Died April 28, 1842, in Williamstown, VT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
Nominated by John Adams on February 24, 1801, to a seat vacated by Samuel Hitchcock. Confirmed by the Senate on February 25, 1801, and received commission on March 3, 1801. Service terminated on April 1, 1842, due to resignation.

Harvard College, A.B., 1781
Read law, 1784

Professional Career:
Continental Army, 1776-1777
Private practice, Windsor, Vermont, 1784-1787
State representative, Vermont, 1787-1790
Judge of probate court, Randolph District, Vermont, 1788-1791
Judge, Vermont Supreme Court, 1791-1795
U.S. senator from Vermont, 1795-1801
Postmaster, Williamstown, Vermont, 1815-1842



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