History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Stokes, John
Born March 20, 1756, VA
Died October 12, 1790

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of North Carolina
Nominated by George Washington on August 2, 1790, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 126. Confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 1790, and received commission on August 3, 1790. Service terminated on October 12, 1790, due to death.

Professional Career:
Continental Army captain, 1778-1783
State's attorney, Rowan County, North Carolina, 1784
Teacher of law, Rowan County, North Carolina, 1784-1785
State senator, Montgomery County, North Carolina, 1786-1787
Private practice, Rowan County, North Carolina, 1787-
Member, North Carolina House of Commons, 1789
Member, North Carolina convention to ratify U.S. Constitution, 1789

 

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