John Rutledge

Personal

Birthday: 
9/18/1739
Birthplace: 
Charleston, SC
Date of Death: 
6/21/1800
Place of Death: 
Charleston, SC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Charleston, South Carolina
Member, South Carolina Commons House of Assembly, 1761-1776
Attorney general pro tem, State of South Carolina, 1764-1765
Delegate, Stamp Act Congress, 1765
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1774-1776, 1782-1783
Member, South Carolina Council of Safety, 1776
President, South Carolina House of Representatives, 1776-1778
Governor, South Carolina, 1779-1782
State representative, South Carolina, 1782, 1784-1790
Judge, Chancery Court of South Carolina, 1784-1790
Delegate, Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787
Member, South Carolina convention to ratify U.S. Constitution, 1788
Chief justice, South Carolina Court of Common Pleas, 1791-1795

Nominated to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, December 10, 1795; rejected by Senate, December 15, 1795; resigned, December 28, 1795

Education

Name of School: 
Middle Temple, London, England
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1760

Judicial Career

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

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
George Washington
Commission Date: 
09/26/1789
Termination Date: 
03/05/1791
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
Court Name - Second: 
Supreme Court of the United States, Chief Justice
Court Name - Second: 

Supreme Court of the United States

Termination Date - Second: 
12/28/1795
Termination Reason - Second: 
Recess Appointment-Not Confirmed
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Southern Circuit, Spring 1790-Fall 1790, Fall 1795

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