History of the Federal Judiciary

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Washington, Bushrod
Born June 5, 1762, in Westmoreland County, VA
Died November 26, 1829, in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Received a recess appointment from John Adams on September 29, 1798, to a seat vacated by James Wilson; nominated to the same position by John Adams on December 19, 1798. Confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 1798, and received commission on December 20, 1798. Service terminated on November 26, 1829, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Southern Circuit, Fall 1798, Fall 1800
Middle Circuit, Fall 1799
Eastern Circuit, Spring 1800
Second Circuit, April 29, 1802-March 2, 1803
Third Circuit, March 3, 1803-November 26, 1829

College of William and Mary, A.B., 1778
Read law, 1784

Professional Career:
Continental Army private, 1781-1782
Private practice, Westmoreland County, Virginia, 1784
Private practice, Alexandria, Virginia, 1785-1790
State delegate, Virginia, 1787
Delegate, Virginia convention to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1788
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1790-1798
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