History of the Federal Judiciary

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Griffith, William
Born 1766 in Boundbrook, NJ
Died June 7, 1826, in Burlington, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Court for the Third Circuit
Nominated by John Adams on February 18, 1801, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 89. Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1801, and received commission on February 20, 1801. Service terminated on July 1, 1802, due to abolition of the court.

Read law, 1788

Professional Career:
Private practice, Burlington, New Jersey, 1789-1801, 1802-1826
Surrogate, Burlington County, New Jersey, 1790-1799
Member, Burlington [New Jersey] Common Council, 1793-1797
State assemblyman, New Jersey, 1818-1819, 1823-1824
Mayor, Burlington, New Jersey, 1824-1826

Appointed Clerk of Supreme Court of the United States, 1826; Died before he could assume his duties
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