History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Chipman, Nathaniel
Born November 15, 1752, in Salisbury, CT
Died February 17, 1843, in Tinmouth, VT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
Nominated by George Washington on March 4, 1791, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 197. Confirmed by the Senate on March 4, 1791, and received commission on March 4, 1791. Service terminated on January 1, 1793, due to resignation.

Education:
Yale College, 1777

Professional Career:
Continental Army, 1777-1778
Private practice, Tinmouth, Vermont, 1779-1784, 1785-1787, 1793-1796, 1804-1806, 1809-1810, 1811-1813, 1817-1843
State's attorney, Montpelier, Vermont, 1781-1785
State representative, Vermont, 1784-1785, 1806-1809, 1811
Judge, Vermont Supreme Court, 1787-1789
Chief judge, Vermont Supreme Court, 1790-1791, 1796-1798, 1813-1815
U.S. senator from Vermont, 1798-1804
Member, Vermont Council of Censors, 1813
Professor of law, Middlebury College, 1816-

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