Richard Bassett

Personal

Birthday: 
4/2/1745
Birthplace: 
Cecil County, MD
Date of Death: 
9/15/1815
Place of Death: 
Cecil County, MD
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Member, Council of Safety, Dover, Delaware, 1776-1786
Delaware State Militia company captain, Dover Light Horse Regiment, 1777-1781
Member, Delaware Legislative Council, 1782
State representative, Delaware, 1786
Delegate, Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787
Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, 1787-1789
U.S. senator from Delaware, 1789-1793
Chief justice, Delaware Court of Common Pleas, 1793-1799
Governor, Delaware, 1799-1801
Planter, Cecil County, Maryland, 1802-1815

Education

Name of School: 
Read law

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Circuit Court for the Third Circuit
President Nominating: 
John Adams
Party Affiliation of President: 
Federalist
Commission Date: 
02/20/1801
Termination Date: 
07/01/1802
Termination Reason: 
Abolition of Court
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