- Born August 12, 1756, in Talbot County, MD
Died April 29, 1827, in Philadelphia, PA
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Court for the Third Circuit
Nominated by John Adams on February 26, 1801, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 89. Confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1801, and received commission on March 3, 1801. Served as chief judge, 1801-1802. Service terminated on July 1, 1802, due to abolition of the court.
College of Philadelphia, M.A.
College of Philadelphia, A.B., 1772
Read law, 1783
Private practice, Talbot County, Maryland, 1783-1788
State delegate, Maryland, 1788-1790
State senator, Maryland, 1791-1793
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1794-1801, 1802-1805
President judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District, 1805
Judge, Pennsylvania High Court of Errors and Appeals, -1806
Chief justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1806-1827
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