History of the Federal Judiciary


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Story, Joseph
Born September 18, 1779, in Marblehead, MA
Died September 10, 1845, in Cambridge, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by James Madison on November 15, 1811, to a seat vacated by William Cushing. Confirmed by the Senate on November 18, 1811, and received commission on November 18, 1811. Service terminated on September 10, 1845, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
First Circuit, March 14, 1812-September 10, 1845

Education:
Harvard College, 1798
Read law, 1801

Professional Career:
Private practice, Salem, Massachusetts, 1801-1811
State representative, Massachusetts, 1805-1807, 1811; speaker, 1811
U.S. representative from Massachusetts, 1808-1809
Professor of law, Harvard University, 1829-1845
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