William Cushing

Personal

Birthday: 
3/1/1732
Birthplace: 
Scituate, MA
Date of Death: 
9/13/1810
Place of Death: 
Scituate, MA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Scituate, Massachusetts, 1755-1760
Justice of the peace, register of deeds, and probate court judge, Lincoln County, Maine, 1760-1772
Judge, Superior Court of Massachusetts, 1772-1789; chief justice, 1777-1789 (name changed to Supreme Judicial Court in 1780)

Nominated to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, January 26, 1796; confirmed, January 27, 1796; declined appointment

Education

Name of School: 
Harvard College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1751
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1755

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
George Washington
Commission Date: 
09/27/1789
Termination Date: 
09/13/1810
Termination Reason: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Eastern Circuit, Spring 1790-Spring 1792, Spring 1793, Spring 1794-Fall 1794, Fall 1795, Fall 1796, Fall 1797-Spring 1798, Fall 1799-Fall 1800
Middle Circuit, Fall 1792, Fall 1798
Southern Circuit, Fall 1793
First Circuit, April 29, 1802-September 13, 1810

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