History of the Federal Judiciary

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Sullivan, John
Born February 17, 1740, in Somersworth, NH
Died January 23, 1795, in Durham, NH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
Nominated by George Washington on September 24, 1789, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 73. Confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 1789, and received commission on September 26, 1789. Service terminated on January 23, 1795, due to death.

Read law, 1760

Professional Career:
Private practice, Durham, New Hampshire, 1760-1789
Continental Army major general, 1772-1779
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1774, 1775, 1780-1781
Attorney general, State of New Hampshire, 1782-1786
State representative, New Hampshire; speaker, 1785, 1788
President (governor), New Hampshire, 1786-1787, 1789
Chairman, New Hampshire convention to ratify U.S. Constitution, 1788
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