History of the Federal Judiciary

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Pitman, John
Born February 23, 1785, in Providence, RI
Died November 17, 1864, in Providence, RI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Received a recess appointment from James Monroe on August 4, 1824, to a seat vacated by David Howell; nominated to the same position by James Monroe on December 16, 1824. Confirmed by the Senate on January 3, 1825, and received commission on January 3, 1825. Service terminated on November 17, 1864, due to death.

Rhode Island College (now Brown University), A.B., 1799
Read law, New Hampshire, 1805
Read law, New York, 1806

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York City, 1806-1807
Private practice, Kentucky, 1807-1808
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1808-1812, 1820-1821
Private practice, Salem, Massachusetts, 1812-1816
Private practice, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1816-1820
U.S. attorney for the District of Rhode Island, 1821-1824
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