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Drayton, William

Born March 21, 1732, in Ashley River, SC
Died May 18, 1790, in SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
Received a recess appointment from George Washington on November 18, 1789, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 73; nominated to the same position by George Washington on February 8, 1790. Confirmed by the Senate on February 10, 1790, and received commission on February 10, 1790. Service terminated on May 18, 1790, due to death.

Middle Temple, London, England, 1754
Read law, 1756

Professional Career:

Justice of the peace, Berkeley County, South Carolina, 1756-1763
Chief justice, Province of East Florida, 1765-1778
Judge, South Carolina Admiralty Court, 1789
Associate judge, Supreme Court of South Carolina, 1789