Richard Law

Personal

Birthday: 
3/7/1733
Birthplace: 
Milford, CT
Date of Death: 
1/26/1806
Place of Death: 
New London, CT
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Milford, Connecticut, 1755-1757
Private practice, New London, Connecticut, 1757-1765
Justice of the peace, New London, Connecticut, 1765-1775
Member, Connecticut General Assembly, 1765-1776
Chief judge, New London County [Connecticut] Court, 1773-1784
Clerk, Connecticut General Assembly, 1774-1776
Assistant, Connecticut General Assembly, 1776-1786
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1774, 1776, 1777, 1780-1783
Judge, New London [Connecticut] Superior Court, 1784-1789; chief judge, 1786-1789
Mayor, New London, Connecticut, 1784-1806

Education

Name of School: 
Yale College
Degree Year: 
1751
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1755

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Court Name: 

Connecticut District Court

President Nominating: 
George Washington
Commission Date: 
09/26/1789
Termination Date: 
01/26/1806
Termination Reason: 
Death
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