History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Duvall, Gabriel
Born December 6, 1752, in Prince George`s County, MD
Died March 6, 1844, in Prince George`s County, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by James Madison on November 15, 1811, to a seat vacated by Samuel Chase. Confirmed by the Senate on November 18, 1811, and received commission on November 18, 1811. Service terminated on January 12, 1835, due to resignation.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fourth Circuit, ca. December 13, 1811-January 12, 1835

Education:
Read law, 1778

Professional Career:
Clerk, Maryland Council of Safety, 1775-1777
Clerk, Maryland House of Delegates, 1777-1781
Mustermaster/commissary of stores, 1776
Maryland state militia private, battles of Brandywine and Morristown
Commissioner to preserve confiscated British property, 1781-1782
Member, Maryland Governor's Council, 1782-1785
State delegate, Maryland, 1787-1794
U.S. representative from Maryland, 1794-1796
Chief justice, Maryland General Court, 1796-1802
Comptroller, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1802-1811
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