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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.

Education:
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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