History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Dickerson, Mahlon
Born April 17, 1770, in Hanover Neck, NJ
Died October 5, 1853, in Succasunna, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Nominated by Martin Van Buren on July 14, 1840, to a seat vacated by William Rossell. Confirmed by the Senate on July 21, 1840, and received commission on July 23, 1840. Service terminated on February 16, 1841, due to resignation.

Education:
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), A.B., 1789
Read law, 1793

Professional Career:
Private practice, Morristown, New Jersey, 1793-1794, 1794-1796
New Jersey Detached Militia private, Second Regiment of Cavalry, 1794
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1797-1810
Miner/iron manufacturer, Morris County, New Jersey, 1810-1853
Judge, Mayor's Court
Member, Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Common Council, 1799
Commissioner of bankruptcy, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1802
Adjutant-general for Pennsylvania, 1805-1808
City recorder, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1808-1810
State assemblyman, New Jersey, 1811-1813
Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1813-1815
Reporter, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1813-1814
Governor, New Jersey, 1815-1817
U.S. senator from New Jersey, 1817-1833
Vice-president, New Jersey State Council, 1833
Secretary of the U.S. Navy, 1834-1838
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