History of the Federal Judiciary


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Sherburne, John Samuel
Born 1757 in Portsmouth, NH
Died August 2, 1830, in Portsmouth, NH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
Nominated by Thomas Jefferson on March 22, 1804, to a seat vacated by John Pickering. Confirmed by the Senate on March 24, 1804, and received commission on March 26, 1804. Service terminated on August 2, 1830, due to death.

Education:
Harvard University
Read law, 1776
Dartmouth College, 1776

Professional Career:
Private practice, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1776-1789, 1797-1801
Continental Army brigade major of staff
U.S. attorney for the District of New Hampshire, 1789-1793, 1801-1804
State representative, New Hampshire, 1790-ca. 1793, 1801
U.S. representative from New Hampshire, 1793-1797
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