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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