History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Duane, James
Born February 6, 1733, in New York, NY
Died February 1, 1797, in Schenectady, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New York
Nominated by George Washington on September 25, 1789, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 73. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1789, and received commission on September 26, 1789. Service terminated on March 17, 1794, due to resignation.

Education:
Read law, 1754

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York City, 1754-1762, -1774, 1775
Clerk, Chancery Court of New York City, 1762
Attorney general, Colony of New York, 1767
Indian commissioner, Colony of New York, 1774
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1776-1783
Member, Provincial Congress, New York, 1776-1777
Mayor, New York City, 1784-1789
State senator, New York, 1782-1785, 1788-1790

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