History of the Federal Judiciary


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Sitgreaves, John
Born 1757, England
Died March 4, 1802, in Halifax, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of North Carolina
Nominated by George Washington on December 17, 1790, to a seat vacated by John Stokes. Confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 1790, and received commission on December 20, 1790. Service terminated on June 9, 1794, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Courts, Edenton, New Bern & Wilmington Districts of North Carolina
Reassigned on June 9, 1794, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 395. Service terminated on March 3, 1797, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, District of North Carolina
Reassigned on March 3, 1797, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 517. Service terminated on February 13, 1801, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Courts, Albemarle, Cape Fear & Pamptico Districts of North Carolina
Reassigned on February 13, 1801, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 89. Service terminated on March 4, 1802, due to death.

Education:
Read law
Eton College, England

Professional Career:
Private practice, New Bern, North Carolina
Continental Army lieutenant
Clerk, North Carolina State Senate, 1777-1779
Member, Board of Auditors for Public and Private Accounts, 1779
Commissioner for sale of confiscated properties, New Bern, North Carolina, 1780
Member, North Carolina House of Commons, 1784, 1786-1788
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1784-1785
Member, North Carolina convention to ratify U.S. Constitution
U.S. attorney for the District of North Carolina, 1789-1790

Nominated and confirmed to U.S. Circuit Court for the Fifth Circuit, 1801; declined

 

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