Oliver Ellsworth

Personal

Birthday: 
4/29/1745
Birthplace: 
Windsor, CT
Date of Death: 
11/26/1807
Place of Death: 
Windsor, CT
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Windsor, Connecticut, 1771-1775
State representative, Connecticut, 1773-1775
Private practice, Hartford, Connecticut, 1775-1784
State`s attorney, Hartford, Connecticut, 1777-1785
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1778-1783
Member, Connecticut Council of Safety, 1779
Member, Connecticut Governor`s Council, 1784-1785, 1801-1807
Judge, Connecticut Superior Court, 1784-1789
Delegate, Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787
U.S. senator from Connecticut, 1789-1796
Minister plenipotentiary to France, U.S. Department of State, 1799-1800

Education

Name of School: 
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1766
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1771

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States, Chief Justice
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
George Washington
Commission Date: 
03/04/1796
Termination Date: 
09/30/1800
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Southern Circuit, Spring 1796, Spring 1799
Eastern Circuit, Spring 1797, Spring 1798-Fall 1798, Fall 1799

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