James Wilson

Personal

Birthday: 
9/14/1742
Birthplace: 
Carskerdo, Scotland
Date of Death: 
8/21/1798
Place of Death: 
Edenton, NC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1768-1770
Private practice, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1770-1774
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1774-1777, 1783, 1785-1787
Businessman, land speculator and legal advisor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1777-1787
Avocat g??ral for maritime and commercial causes, appointed by French government, 1779-1783
Delegate, Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787
Professor of law, College of Philadelphia, 1789
Drafter, Pennsylvania Constitution, 1790

Education

Name of School: 
University of St. Andrews
Name of School - Second: 
University of Glasgow
Name of School - Third: 
University of Edinburgh
Name of School - Fourth: 
Read law
Degree Year - Fourth: 
1767

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
George Washington
Commission Date: 
09/29/1789
Termination Date: 
08/21/1798
Termination Reason: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Middle Circuit, Spring 1790-Spring 1792, Spring 1793, Spring 1794, Spring 1795-Fall 1796
Eastern Circuit, Fall 1792-Spring 1794
Southern Circuit, Fall 1794, Fall 1797

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