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.

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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