History of the Federal Judiciary

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Brearley, David
Born June 11, 1741, in Trenton, NJ
Died August 16, 1790, in Trenton, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Nominated by George Washington on September 25, 1789, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 73. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1789, and received commission on September 26, 1789. Service terminated on August 16, 1790, due to death.

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College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)

Professional Career:
Private practice, Allentown, Pennsylvania, -1776
Continental Army, 1776-1779
Chief justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1779-1789
Delegate, Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787
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