History of the Federal Judiciary


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Peters, Richard
Born June 22, 1744, in (Belmont), Philadelphia, PA
Died August 22, 1828, in (Belmont), Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by George Washington on January 12, 1792, to a seat vacated by William Lewis. Confirmed by the Senate on January 13, 1792, and received commission on January 12, 1792. Service terminated on April 20, 1818, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Reassigned on April 20, 1818, to a new seat authorized by 3 Stat. 462. Service terminated on August 22, 1828, due to death.

Education:
College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania), 1761
Read law, 1763

Professional Career:
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1763-1771, 1783-1787
Continental Army, 1771
Register of admiralty, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1771-1776
Secretary and member, Continental Board of War, 1776-1781
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1782-1783
State representative, Pennsylvania, 1787-1790
State senator, Pennsylvania, 1791-1792

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