William Paca

Personal

Birthday: 
10/31/1740
Birthplace: 
Abingdon, MD
Date of Death: 
10/13/1799
Place of Death: 
Wye Island, MD
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Annapolis, Maryland, 1763-
Member, Lower House, Maryland Proprietary Assembly, 1767-1774
Delegate, First and Second Continental Congresses, 1774-1779
Signer of Declaration of Independence, 1776
State senator, Maryland, 1776-1777, 1778-1780
Judge, Maryland General Court, 1778
Judge, Court of Appeals in Cases of Capture, 1780-1782
Governor, Maryland, 1782-1785
State delegate, Maryland, 1786

Education

Name of School: 
College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania)
Degree: 
M.A.
Degree Year: 
1759
Name of School - Second: 
Inner Temple, London, England
Name of School - Third: 
Read law
Degree Year - Third: 
1761

Judicial Career

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

Maryland District Court

President Nominating: 
George Washington
Commission Date: 
02/10/1790
Termination Date: 
10/13/1799
Termination Reason: 
Death
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