William Paterson

Personal

Birthday: 
12/24/1745
Birthplace: 
County Antrim, Ireland
Date of Death: 
9/9/1806
Place of Death: 
Albany, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, New Bromley, New Jersey, 1769-1772
Private practice, Princeton and Somerset County, New Jersey, 1772-1776
Assistant secretary and secretary, New Jersey Provincial Congress, 1775, 1776
Delegate, New Jersey constitutional convention, 1776
Member, New Jersey Legislative Council, 1776-1777
Somerset County [New Jersey] Battalion of Minutemen officer, 1777
Member, New Jersey Council of Safety, 1777
Attorney general, State of New Jersey, 1776-1783
Private practice, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1783-1789
Delegate, Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787
U.S. senator from New Jersey, 1789-1790
Governor and chancellor, New Jersey, 1790-1793

Nominated to Supreme Court of the United States, February 27, 1793; nomination withdrawn by president, February 28, 1793

Education

Name of School: 
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
Degree Year: 
1763
Name of School - Second: 
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
Degree - Second: 
M.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1766
Name of School - Third: 
Read law
Degree Year - Third: 
1768

Judicial Career

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

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
George Washington
Commission Date: 
03/04/1793
Termination Date: 
09/09/1806
Termination Reason: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Southern Circuit, Spring 1793, Fall 1796, Fall 1799
Middle Circuit, Fall 1793, Spring 1795-Fall 1795, Spring 1797-Fall 1797, Spring 1799, Fall 1800
Eastern Circuit, Spring 1794-Fall 1794, Spring 1798-Fall 1798, Fall 1799-Fall 1800
Third Circuit, April 29, 1802-March 2, 1803
Second Circuit, March 3, 1803-September 9, 1806

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