History of the Federal Judiciary


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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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