History of the Federal Judiciary


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Pennington, William Sanford
Born 1757 in Newark, NJ
Died September 17, 1826, in Newark, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Received a recess appointment from James Madison on June 19, 1815, to a seat vacated by Robert Morris; nominated to the same position by James Madison on January 8, 1816. Confirmed by the Senate on January 9, 1816, and received commission on January 16, 1816. Service terminated on September 17, 1826, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1802

Professional Career:
Private practice, Newark, New Jersey, 1802-1816
County clerk, Essex County, New Jersey, 1803
U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey, 1803-1804
Associate justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1804-1813
Reporter, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1806-1813
Governor, New Jersey, 1813-1815

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