History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Morsell, James Sewall
Born January 10, 1775, in Calvert County, MD
Died January 11, 1870, in Prince George`s County, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Circuit Court of the District of Columbia
Nominated by James Madison on January 7, 1815, to a seat vacated by Nicholas Fitzhugh. Confirmed by the Senate on January 11, 1815, and received commission on January 11, 1815. Service terminated on March 3, 1863, due to abolition of the court.

Professional Career:
Private practice, Georgetown, D.C., -1815
U.S. Army, 1813-1814

 

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