History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of New Jersey

   Judges of the Districts of New Jersey
Dickerson, Philemon
Born January 11, 1788, in Morris County, NJ
Died December 10, 1862, in Paterson, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Nominated by Martin Van Buren on February 22, 1841, to a seat vacated by Mahlon Dickerson. Confirmed by the Senate on February 27, 1841, and received commission on March 2, 1841. Service terminated on December 10, 1862, due to death.

Education:
University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1808
Read law, 1813

Professional Career:
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1813-1816
Private practice, Paterson, New Jersey, 1816-1821, 1822-1833, 1837-1839
State assemblyman, New Jersey, 1821-1822
U.S. representative from New Jersey, 1833-1836, 1839-1841
Governor, New Jersey, 1836-1837
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