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Tilghman, William

Born August 12, 1756, in Talbot County, MD
Died April 29, 1827, in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Chief Judge, U.S. Circuit Court for the Third Circuit
Nominated by John Adams on February 26, 1801, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 89. Confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1801, and received commission on March 3, 1801. Service terminated on July 1, 1802, due to abolition of the court.

College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania), M.A.
College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania), A.B., 1772
Read law, 1783

Professional Career:

Private practice, Talbot County, Maryland, 1783-1788
State delegate, Maryland, 1788-1790
State senator, Maryland, 1791-1793
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1794-1801, 1802-1805
President judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District, 1805
Judge, Pennsylvania High Court of Errors and Appeals, -1806
Chief justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1806-1827