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Tappan, Benjamin

Born May 25, 1773, in Northampton, MA
Died April 12, 1857, in Steubenville, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Ohio
Received a recess appointment from Andrew Jackson on October 12, 1833, to a seat vacated by John Wilson Campbell; nominated to the same position by Andrew Jackson on January 20, 1834. Service terminated on June 30, 1834, after nomination was not confirmed by the Senate.

Read law, 1799

Professional Career:

Private practice, Ravena, Ohio, 1799-1803, 1804-1809
State senator, Ohio, 1803-1804
Private practice, Steubenville, Ohio, 1809-1812, 1814-1816, 1823-1838, 1845-1857
U.S. Army major, 1812-1814
Judge, Ohio Court of Common Pleas, Fifth Judicial District, 1816-1823
U.S. senator from Ohio, 1839-1845

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Ohio, January 20, 1834; rejected by Senate, May 29, 1834