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Benson, Egbert

Born June 21, 1746, in New York, NY
Died August 24, 1833, in Jamaica, Long Island, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Chief Judge, U.S. Circuit Court for the Second 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.

King`s College (now Columbia University), 1765
Read law, 1769

Professional Career:

Private practice, Red Hook, New York, 1772-1776
Representative, New York Provincial Congress, 1776
State assemblyman, New York, 1777-1781
Attorney general, State of New York, 1777-1789
Delegate, Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787
U.S. representative from New York, 1789-1793, 1813-1815
Associate justice, Supreme Court of Judicature of New York, 1794-1801
Private practice, New York City, 1802-1813, 1815-1833