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Bassett, Richard

Born April 2, 1745, in Cecil County, MD
Died September 15, 1815, in Cecil County, MD

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.

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Professional Career:

Member, Council of Safety, Dover, Delaware, 1776-1786
Delaware State Militia company captain, Dover Light Horse Regiment, 1777-1781
Member, Delaware Legislative Council, 1782
State representative, Delaware, 1786
Delegate, Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787
Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, 1787-1789
U.S. senator from Delaware, 1789-1793
Chief justice, Delaware Court of Common Pleas, 1793-1799
Governor, Delaware, 1799-1801
Planter, Cecil County, Maryland, 1802-1815