Thomas Johnson

Personal

Birthday: 
11/4/1732
Birthplace: 
Calvert County, MD
Date of Death: 
10/26/1819
Place of Death: 
Frederick, MD
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Annapolis, Maryland, 1760-1762
Member, Lower House, Maryland Proprietary Assembly, 1762-1774
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1774-1777
Maryland Militia brigadier general, 1776-1777
Governor, Maryland, 1777-1780
Private practice, Frederick, Maryland, 1780-1790
State delegate, Maryland, 1780-1782, 1786-1788
Chief judge, Maryland General Court, 1790-1791

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, September 24, 1789; confirmed, September 26, 1789; declined appointment
Nominated to be chief judge of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia, February 28, 1801; confirmed, March 3, 1801; declined appointment

Education

Name of School: 
Read law
Degree Year: 
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: 
11/07/1791
Termination Date: 
01/16/1793
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Southern Circuit, Fall 1792

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