Mahlon Dickerson

Personal

Birthday: 
4/17/1770
Birthplace: 
Hanover Neck, NJ
Date of Death: 
10/5/1853
Place of Death: 
Succasunna, NJ
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Morristown, New Jersey, 1793-1794, 1794-1796
New Jersey Detached Militia private, Second Regiment of Cavalry, 1794
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1797-1810
Miner/iron manufacturer, Morris County, New Jersey, 1810-1853
Judge, Mayor`s Court
Member, Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Common Council, 1799
Commissioner of bankruptcy, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1802
Adjutant-general for Pennsylvania, 1805-1808
City recorder, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1808-1810
State assemblyman, New Jersey, 1811-1813
Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1813-1815
Reporter, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1813-1814
Governor, New Jersey, 1815-1817
U.S. senator from New Jersey, 1817-1833
Vice-president, New Jersey State Council, 1833
Secretary of the U.S. Navy, 1834-1838

Education

Name of School: 
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1789
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1793

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Court Name: 

New Jersey District Court

President Nominating: 
Martin Van Buren
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
07/23/1840
Termination Date: 
02/16/1841
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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