History of the Federal Judiciary


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Pickering, John
Born September 22, 1737, in Newington, NH
Died April 11, 1805, in Portsmouth, NH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
Nominated by George Washington on February 10, 1795, to a seat vacated by John Sullivan. Confirmed by the Senate on February 11, 1795, and received commission on February 11, 1795. Service terminated on March 12, 1804, due to impeachment and conviction.

Education:
Read law
Harvard College, 1761

Professional Career:
Private practice, Greenland, New Hampshire
Private practice, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, -1783, 1788-1790
Delegate, New Hampshire constitutional conventions, 1781-1783, 1791-1792
State representative, New Hampshire, 1783-1787
Member, New Hampshire convention to ratify U.S. Constitution, 1788
State senator and member of Executive Council, -1790
President (governor), New Hampshire, 1790
Chief justice, New Hampshire Superior Court of Judicature, 1790-1795

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